Any of various marine and freshwater fishes chiefly of the family Cottidae, having a large flattened head with spines, few or no scales, and often fanlike pectoral fins.
A scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) of California coastal waters.
Any of a family (Cottidae) of small, generally scaleless, mostly marine percoid fishes with a spiny head and wide mouth.
A scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) of the S California coast.
Origin of sculpin
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition