Definition of Sea robin
1. Noun. American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries.
Generic synonyms: Gurnard
Specialized synonyms: Northern Sea Robin, Prionotus Carolinus, Armored Sea Robin, Armored Searobin, Peristedion Miniatum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Robin
Literary usage of Sea robin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"OCCURRENCE OF THE WEB-FINGERED SEA-ROBIN ON THE COAST OF MAINE. — I wish to place on record the occurrence on the coast of Maine of ..."
2. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Numerous species of the genus Prionotus inhabit American seas, especially southward, the best known of which are the short-winged sea-robin (P. ..."
3. Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and by Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan (1909)
"He hooked a large gurnard or sea-robin, which plunged down, making the little reel scream, then went whirling into the air, in a long flight, ..."