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sculpin

[skuhl-pin] /ˈskʌl pɪn/
noun, plural (especially collectively) sculpin (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sculpins.
1.
any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family Cottidae, having a large head with one or more spines on each side; bullhead.
2.
any of numerous marine fishes of the same family.
3.
(in California) a common scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; origin uncertain
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sculpin

/ˈskʌlpɪn/
noun (pl) -pin, -pins
1.
(US & Canadian) any of various fishes of the family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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