from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several widely distributed, chiefly marine fishes that are primarily of the families Blenniidae and Clinidae and have small, elongated, often scaleless bodies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various marine fishes from the suborder Blennioidei that are generally small and dwell on the sea floor.
- n. A number of similar but unrelated fish throughout the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A marine fish of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidæ; -- so called from its coating of mucus. The species are numerous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Blennius, of the family Blenniidœ, and especially of the subfamily Blenniinæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks
Latin blennius, a kind of sea fish, from Greek blennos, slime, blenny; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)