Definition of flying gurnard in English:

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flying gurnard

noun

A bottom-dwelling marine fish that has bony armor on the skull, spines behind the head, and large brightly colored pectoral fins. It moves through the water with a gliding or flying motion.
  • Family Dactylopteridae: two genera and several species.
Example sentences
  • The flying gurnard is characterized by its spectacular pectoral fins that look like wings.
  • We found a multitude of interesting subjects - flying gurnards and dragonets, strange octopuses and rainbow coloured nudibranchs, and even several different kinds of frogfish.
  • The sandy seabed is popular with photographers seeking flying gurnards, flounders and cuttlefish.

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Syllabification: fly·ing gur·nard

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