dragonet[drag′ə nit, drag′ə net′]
A dragonet fish in an aquarium.
- a small dragon
- any of a percoid family (Callionymidae) of small, brightly colored, scaleless, tropical reef fishes
Origin of dragonetMiddle English ; from Old French diminutive of dragon
Any of various small, often brightly colored marine fishes of the family Callionymidae, having a slender body and a flattened head with large eyes.
Origin of dragonetMiddle English, young dragon, from Old French, diminutive of dragon, dragon; see Dragon .
- A small dragon.
- Any of the small perciform marine fish of the family Callionymidae found mainly in the tropical waters of the western Indo-Pacific, the family containing approximately 186 species in 18 genera.