Definition of Prickleback

1. Noun. Small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines.

Generic synonyms: Blennioid, Blennioid Fish
Specialized synonyms: Lumpenus Lumpretaeformis, Snakeblenny, Eelblenny



2. Noun. Small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research.

Definition of Prickleback

1. n. The stickleback.

Definition of Prickleback

1. Noun. Any of the fish in the ''Stichaeidae'' family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Prickleback

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1. The Angler's Guide: Being a New, Plain, and Complete Practical Treatise on by Thomas Frederick Salter (1825)
"The prickleback, which receives its name from the sharp spines or prickles on its back, seldom grows to the length of two inches, and is short-lived, ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"... the Tommy Parsy, the prickleback, the Barmy, and the Tinker ; all names implying at once a certain amount of affectionate regard on the part of his ..."

3. The Angler's Guide: Being a New, Plain, and Complete Practical Treatise on by Thomas Frederick Salter (1825)
"The prickleback, which receives its name from the sharp spines or prickles on its back, seldom grows to the length of two inches, and is short-lived, ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"... the Tommy Parsy, the prickleback, the Barmy, and the Tinker ; all names implying at once a certain amount of affectionate regard on the part of his ..."

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