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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sculpin  \Scul"pin\,  n.  [Written  also  skulpin.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  large  cottoid  market  fish  of  California 
  ({Scorp[ae]nichthys  marmoratus});  --  called  also 
  {bighead},  {cabezon},  {scorpion},  {salpa}. 
  c  The  dragonet,  or  yellow  sculpin,  of  Europe  ({Callionymus 
  lura}). 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  related  California 
  species. 
 
  {Deep-water  sculpin},  the  sea  raven. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bighead 
  n  :  any  of  various  diseases  of  animals  characterized  by  edema  of 
  the  head  and  neck 




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