- 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
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blen•ny (blen′ē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -nies.
- 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
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blenny /ˈblɛnɪ/ n ( pl -nies)
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