Entry from British & World English dictionary
A lamprey of rivers and coastal waters in NW Europe.
- Lampetra fluviatilis, family Petromyzonidae.
- 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'.
Words that rhyme with lamperndampen
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