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blenny Explained

blenny at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1774, from L. blennius (in Pliny), from Gk. blennos, from blenna "slime, mucus," so called from the coating on the fishes' scales. ///

blenny at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of numerous and diverse fishes (suborder Blenniodei, order Perciformes) that are mostly small, marine species found from tropical to cold seas. Blennies are slim, ranging from moderately elongated to very long and eel-like. Their habitats range from rocky pools to sandy beaches, reefs, and beds of kelp. Many live in shallow water, but some range to depths of about 1,500 ft (450 m). Some are mainly herbivores; others are partial or complete carnivores. They are generally unobtrusive and of little economic importance.

Blenny at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Blenny \Blen"ny\, n.; pl. {Blennies}. [L. blennius, blendius,
blendea, Gr. ?, fr. ? slime, mucus.] (Zo["o]l.)
A marine fish of the genus {Blennius} or family
{Blenniid[ae]}; -- so called from its coating of mucus. The
species are numerous.

blenny at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

blenny
n : small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living
about rocky shores; territorial and hole-dwelling [syn: {combtooth
blenny}]

blenny at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Noun

Inter: en-noun » blenn|ies
Category: Image - :Blenny Hawaii.jpg|right|thumb|A blenny.
  1. Any of various marine fishes from the suborder Blennioidei that are generally small and dwell on the sea floor.
  2. A number of similar but unrelated fish throughout the world.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » fish of Blenniodei

  • Greek: βλέννος (vlennos) {{m}}
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|морская собачка|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=morskája sobáčka|alt=морска́я соба́чка

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Fish -
    Translation: ta » blenny
    Translation: vi » blenny
    Translation: zh » blenny