Pronunciation: (skul'pin), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -pin, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -pins.
1. any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family Cottidae, having a large head with one or more spines on each side; bullhead.
2. any of numerous marine fishes of the same family.
3. (in California) a common scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.
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