blenny

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈblɛnɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(blenē)

Inflections of 'blenny' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": blennies

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
blen•ny  (blenē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -nies. 
  1. Fishany of several fishes of the family Blenniidae and related families, esp. of the genus Blennius, having a long, tapering body and small pelvic fins inserted before the pectoral fins.
  • Greek blénnos slime, mucus; so called from its slimy coating
  • Latin blennius a kind of fish
  • 1745–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
blenny /ˈblɛnɪ/ n ( pl -nies)
  1. any blennioid fish of the family Blenniidae of coastal waters, esp of the genus Blennius, having a tapering scaleless body, a long dorsal fin, and long raylike pelvic fins
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin blennius, from Greek blennos slime; from the mucus that coats its body
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