Definition of Sea scorpion

1. Noun. Marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines.

Exact synonyms: Scorpion Fish, Scorpionfish
Generic synonyms: Scorpaenid, Scorpaenid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Scorpaena, Scorpaena
Specialized synonyms: Plumed Scorpionfish, Scorpaena Grandicornis

Definition of Sea scorpion

1. Noun. A European sculpin, ''Cottus scorpius'', having the head armed with short spines. ¹

2. Noun. The eurypteroid. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea scorpion

1. A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines. The scorpene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Scorpion

sea robber
sea robin
sea rocket
sea room
sea rover
sea salmon
sea salt
sea salts
sea sandpiper
sea sandwort
sea saurian
sea sawdust
sea scallop
sea scooter
sea scooters
sea scorpion (current term)
sea scorpions
sea scout
sea scurf
sea scurfs
sea scurvy
sea serpent
sea serpents
sea shanties
sea shanty
sea silk
sea slater
sea slug
sea snail
sea snake

Literary usage of Sea scorpion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"... the gall of the sea-scorpion ;" or else ashes of three frogs burnt alive in an earthen pot, applied with honey, or what is still better, in combination ..."

2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"The Sea-Scorpion-Family. Cottidae. THE SHORT-SPINED SEA-SCORPION. ... L.) The short-spined sea-scorpion was one of the fishes very early examined in regard ..."

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