noun, plural (especially collectively) sculpin (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sculpins.
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.
any of numerous marine fishes of the same family.
(in California) a common scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.

1665–75; origin uncertain Unabridged
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sculpin (ˈskʌlpɪn)
n , pl -pin, -pins
(US), (Canadian) any of various fishes of the family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)
[C17: of unknown origin]

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