nounpl. -·nies or -·ny
any of various small marine percoid fishes (esp. family Blenniidae) with a long, many-rayed dorsal fin and a tapering body covered with slime
Origin of blennyClassical Latin blennius from Classical Greek blennos from blenna, slime, mucus
Any of numerous small chiefly marine bottom-feeding fishes of the suborder Blennioidei, having elongated bodies and often kept as aquarium fish.
Origin of blennyLatin blennius a kind of sea fish from Greek blennos slime, blenny ; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.
neon triplefin blenny
- A true blenny, any of various marine fishes from the suborder Blennioidei that are generally small and elongated which dwell on the sea floor, including scaled and scaleless forms and dramatically divergent appearance, in several families.
- A number of unrelated fish of similar appearance.