Definition of flying gurnard in English:

flying gurnard

noun

  • A bottom-dwelling marine fish that has bony armour on the skull and large brightly coloured pectoral fins. It moves through the water with a gliding or flying motion.

    • ‘We found a multitude of interesting subjects - flying gurnards and dragonets, strange octopuses and rainbow coloured nudibranchs, and even several different kinds of frogfish.’
    • ‘The flying gurnard is characterized by its spectacular pectoral fins that look like wings.’
    • ‘This inspirational dive ended on flat sand, where our guide managed to entice a flying gurnard to eat from her hand.’
    • ‘The sandy seabed is popular with photographers seeking flying gurnards, flounders and cuttlefish.’
    • ‘I was drawn away by the iridescent cape of a flying gurnard.’