wrymouth


wrymouth

wrymouth [rahy-mouth] Word Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) wry·mouth, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wry·mouths [rahy-mouth z] /ˈraɪˌmaʊðz/.

  1. any blennioid fish of the family Stichaeidae, having a large, upturned mouth, especially Cryptacanthodes maculatus, a bottom fish of the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. any of several related fishes.

Origin of wrymouth First recorded in 1645–55; wry + mouth Also called ghostfish.

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