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blenny

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blen=ny

CIDE DICTIONARY

blennyn. [L. blennius, blendius, blendea, Gr. , fr. slime, mucus.].
     A marine fish of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidæ; -- so called from its coating of mucus. The species are numerous.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blenny, n. (pl. -ies) any of a family of small spiny-finned marine fish, esp. of the genus Blennius, having scaleless skins.

Etymology
L blennius f. Gk blennos mucus, with reference to its mucous coating

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