wry mouth

wrymouth

[rahy-mouth]
noun, plural (especially collectively) wrymouth (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wrymouths [rahy-mouthz] .
1.
any blennioid fish of the family Stichaeidae, having a large, upturned mouth, especially Cryptacanthodes maculatus, a bottom fish of the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
any of several related fishes.
Also called ghostfish.


Origin:
1645–55; wry + mouth

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wrymouth

noun
eellike Atlantic bottom fish with large almost vertical mouth 
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