Definition of dragonet in English:
A marine fish that often lies partly buried in the seabed. The male is brightly colored.
- Two genera in the family Callionymidae: several species, in particular the European Callionymus lyra
- Ballan wrasse, dragonets, scorpionfish, butterfish and topknots (common and Norwegian) all occur frequently.
- My X-ray-eyed buddy Gary spotted a dragonet partly buried in the mud; a butterfish lived up to its name by making a rapid departure.
- Snake eels, blue-ribbon eels, exotic dragonets, inimicus scorpionfish, stonefish, seahorses and a host of other well-camouflaged species will slowly reveal themselves.
Middle English (denoting a small dragon): from Old French, diminutive of dragon 'dragon'.
Definition of dragonet in:
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