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The meaning of Lampreys

ˈlæm.pri

Lampreys – definition

noun

An eel-like aquatic jawless vertebrate that has a sucker mouth with horny teeth and a rasping tongue. the adult is often parasitic, attaching itself to other fish and sucking their blood.

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noun

A long, snake-like fish that uses its sucking mouth to feed off the blood of other animals

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七鳃鳗

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Lampreien, Lamprei

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Lamproies, Lamproie

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Neunaugen, Neunauge, Lamprete, Bricke

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लैम्प्रे, एक प्रकार की मछली

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Lamprede, Lampreda

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램프리, 칠성장어

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Миноги, Минога

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Lampreas, Lamprea

Word origin

Middle English: from Old French lampreie, from medieval Latin lampreda, probably from Latin lambere ‘to lick’ + petra ‘stone’ (because the lamprey attaches itself to stones by its mouth).

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