Definition of Shanny

1. Noun. European scaleless blenny.

Exact synonyms: Blennius Pholis
Generic synonyms: Blenny, Combtooth Blenny
Group relationships: Blennius, Genus Blennius



Definition of Shanny

1. n. The European smooth blenny (Blennius pholis). It is olive-green with irregular black spots, and without appendages on the head.

Definition of Shanny

1. Noun. A fish, the prickleback. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shanny

1. a marine fish [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Shanny

1. Origin: Etymol. Uncertain. The European smooth blenny (Blennius pholis). It is olive-green with irregular black spots, and without appendages on the head. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shanny

shank-nag
shank-weary
shank bone
shanked
shanker
shankers
shanking
shankpiece
shankpieces
shanks
shanks' mare
shanks' nag
shanks' pony
shannies
shannonite
shanny (current term)
shans
shantey
shanteys
shanti
shanties
shantih
shantihs
shantis
shants
shantung
shantungs
shanty
shanty town
shanty towns

Literary usage of Shanny

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"Noir, on the Eggs of the shanny (Blennius ... structure of the peculiarly modified ovarian follicle of the shanny and the remarkable hardihood of the fish, ..."

2. The Life-histories of the British Marine Food-fishes by William Carmichael M'Intosh, Arthur Thomas Masterman (1897)
"THE shanny. (Blennius pholis, L.) Common as this fish is its eggs have not hitherto received satisfactory attention, probably because they have been ..."

3. Tenby: A Sea-side Holiday by Philip Henry Gosse (1856)
"... Structure and Reproduction—Virgin Ascidia—Clavelina— Sand Launce—shanny— Popular Nomenclature—Dictyota—Bryopsis—Levels of Organic ..."

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