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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gowdie \Gow"die\, n. (Zool.) See Dragont. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Weever \Wee"ver\, n. [Probably from F. vive, OF. vivre, a kind of fish, L. vipera viper. Cf. Viper.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of edible marine fishes belonging to the genus Trachinus, of the family Trachinidae. They have a broad spinose head, with the eyes looking upward. The long dorsal fin is supported by numerous strong, sharp spines which cause painful wounds. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Note: The two British species are the great, or greater, weever (Trachinus draco), which becomes a foot long (called also gowdie, sea cat, stingbull, and weaverfish), and the lesser weever (Trachinus vipera), about half as large (called also otter pike, and stingfish). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dragonet \Drag"on*et\, n. 1. A little dragon. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A small British marine fish (Callionymuslyra); -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie. [1913 Webster]




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