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dragonet

Syllabification: drag·on·et
Pronunciation: /ˌdraɡəˈnet, ˈdraɡənit
 
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Definition of dragonet in English:

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a small dragon): from Old French, diminutive of dragon 'dragon'.

Words that rhyme with dragonet

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