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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sculpin \Scul"pin\, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zool.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. (b) A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa. (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lyra). [1913 Webster] Note: The name is also applied to other related California species. [1913 Webster] Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven. [1913 Webster]