dragonet [drag-uh-net, drag-uh-nit] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usually brightly colored.
Origin of dragonet 1300–50; Middle English Middle French; see, Examples from the Web for dragonet Historical Examples of dragonet
A name in the Frith of Forth for the dragonet or gowdie (Callionymus lyra).
William Henry Smyth
Dragonet, the common name of small marine fishes constituting a special family (Callionymid).
As to the dragonet, he stuck out his nose, fixed his eyes, and fell a-thinking.
Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for dragonet dragonet noun
- any small spiny-finned fish of the family Callionymidae, having a flat head and a slender tapering brightly coloured body and living at the bottom of shallow seas
Word Origin for dragonet C14 (meaning: small dragon): from French; applied to fish C18