What is another word for lamprey?

Pronunciation: [lˈampɹɪ] (IPA)

The word "lamprey" refers to a type of eel-shaped fish with a circular mouth filled with rasping teeth. Synonyms for the word "lamprey" include sea lamprey, brook lamprey, river lamprey, Lamper Eel, lampern, and nine-eyed eel. All these fish share the same general characteristics as lampreys, such as having a slimy, scaleless body and a unique way of obtaining food by attaching themselves to other fish and sucking their blood. Some of the words that differ in meaning from "lamprey" include shark, catfish, and trout, which are all fish that live in entirely different environments and have different physical attributes and feeding habits.

What are the hypernyms for Lamprey?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Lamprey?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for lamprey (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Lamprey?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Lamprey

The once trimly-cut box trees had lost all signs of their former shapes; the fountains had ceased to play; the tanks were dry, once stocked with the luscious lamprey, and other rich fish, to feed the holy friars on their days of fasting and penance; indeed, desolation reigned throughout the domain.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
Mr. Darwin goes on to argue, however, that the difference between man and beast is one of degree only and not of kind; that this can be "clearly shewn"; and that there is unquestionably a much wider interval in mental power between one of the lowest fishes, as a lamprey or lancelet, and one of the higher apes, than between an ape and a man; yet this immense interval is filled up by numberless gradations, from which he concludes that by a like series of steps, of which, however, no trace is left, our progenitors have been able to mount from the simian to the human level.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
Then to Mr. Falconer's to a good dinner, having myself carried them a vessel of sturgeon and a lamprey pie, and then to the Yarde again, and among other things did at Mr. Ackworth's obtain a demonstration of his being a knave; but I did not discover it, till it be a little more seasonable.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright"
Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke

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