Scul"pin (?), n. [Written also skulpin.] Zool.
- Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
- A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa.
- The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lura).
⇒ The name is also applied to other related California species.
Deep-water sculpin, the sea raven.
© Webster 1913.