A lamprey of rivers and coastal waters in NW Europe.
- Lampetra fluviatilis, family Petromyzonidae
More example sentences
- The river lamprey or lampern, Lampetra fluviatilis, is a smaller fish, and so is the Arctic lamprey, L. japonica.
- In November 1964 he found a lampern, a relative of the blood-sucking lamprey.
Middle English: from Old French lampreion, diminutive of lampreie 'lamprey'.