Definition of lumpsucker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləmpˌsəkər/


A globular fish of cooler northern waters, typically having a ventral sucker and spiny fins; a lumpfish.
  • Family Cyclopteridae: several genera and species.
Example sentences
  • Small projections or denticles are also commonly observed on suckers from a variety of other animals including the suckers of the clingfish, the lumpsuckers and other aquatic vertebrates and on tadpoles.
  • The weather was promising, the tides along the South Coast were right and I had taken to the road in search of a strange fish called a lumpsucker, which Wittering Divers said I could find on the wreck of a Mulberry Harbour off Bognor Regis.
  • One of the strangest fish you might encounter in spring is the male lumpsucker, which is left in shallow water guarding and nurturing his egg clutch after mating.

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Syllabification: lump·suck·er

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