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An elongated laterally compressed fish with a dorsal fin that runs along most of the back and reduced or absent pelvic fins. It occurs in cool inshore waters of the northern hemisphere.
- ‘The butterfish, also known as the gunnel, is another species quite closely related to the blennies, though again not in the true blenny family.’
- ‘Not eels at all, the wolf eel are among the largest of a sub-order of small gunnels and blennies.’
Late 17th century: of unknown origin.
- variant spelling of gunwale
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