meaning of blenny

blenny meaning in General Dictionary

A marine seafood of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidaelig so named from its coating of mucus The types are numerous

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  • tiny usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; tend to be territorial and reside in holes between stones
  • A marine seafood for the genus Blennius or household Blenniidae; -- so-called from its layer of mucus. The types are wide ranging.

blenny meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1774, from Latin blennius (in Pliny), from Greek blennos, from blenna "slime, mucus," from PIE *mled-sno-, from root *mel- "smooth." The seafood so-called through the finish on its machines.


blenny meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A marine seafood of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidae; -- so-called from its layer of mucus. The species are numerous.