A bowl of 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 of lampreyMiddle English lampreie ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin lampreda
Any of various elongated freshwater or anadromous fishes of the family Petromyzontidae, having a jawless sucking mouth with rasping teeth and often attaching to and parasitizing other fish.
Origin of lampreyMiddle English lamprei, from Old French lampreie, from Medieval Latin lamprēda, perhaps of Gaulish origin.