Definition of goby in English:

goby

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Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊbi
 
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noun (plural gobies)

  • A small, usually marine fish that typically has a sucker on the underside.
    • Family Gobiidae: numerous genera and species
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    • This consists of killifishes, herrings, sardines, gobies, silversides, anchovies small mullets, and lizardfishes to name a few.
    • Marine gobies are typically bottom-dwelling fish that live in shallow water.
    • A shallow-water Caribbean tank showcases a green moray eel, gobies, and collections of Caribbean algae.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin gobius, from Greek kōbios, denoting some kind of small fish.

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