A bowl of lampreys.
lamprey definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. lampreys
any of an order (Petromyzoniformes) of jawless fishes with a funnel-shaped, sucking mouth surrounded by rasping teeth with which it bores into the flesh of other fishes to suck their blood
Origin: Middle English lampreie ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin lampreda
lamprey definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. lam·preys
Any of various primitive elongated freshwater or anadromous fishes of the family Petromyzontidae, characteristically having a jawless sucking mouth with rasping teeth. Also called lamper eel.
Origin: Middle English lamprei, from Old French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lamprēda.