Definition of Crampfish

1. Noun. Any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges.

Exact synonyms: Electric Ray, Numbfish, Torpedo
Generic synonyms: Ray
Group relationships: Family Torpedinidae, Torpedinidae



Definition of Crampfish

1. n. The torpedo, or electric ray, the touch of which gives an electric shock. See Electric fish, and Torpedo.

Definition of Crampfish

1. Noun. The torpedo, or electric ray, whose touch gives an electric shock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crampfish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crampfish

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crampy

Literary usage of Crampfish

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1. ... Sappho: Between the Flies and Footlights, Arlatan's Treasure by Alphonse Daudet (1899)
"She knows all about the affair, and is so glad to know that you 're thinking of marrying and shaking off your old crampfish ! ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... the crampfish of our Atlantic coast, black in color, and said sometimes to weigh 200 pounds. ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"crampfish (so called from the temporary paralysis caused by its shock). The electric ray. See TORPEDO. CRAMP'TON, CHARLES ALBERT (1858—). ..."

4. Principles of Geology: Being an Attempt to Explain the Former Changes of the by Charles Lyell, Gérard Paul Deshayes (1832)
"The electric gymnotus belongs exclusively to America, the trembler, or Silurus elec- tricus to the rivers of Africa; but the torpedo, or crampfish, ..."

5. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1853)
"—(Angl.) Observations on the Dissection of the crampfish. Lond. 1705, 6g.—£ohm. Bibl. II. 2, p. 86. LORENZINI (St.). 1. ..."

6. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1910)
"... the piked dogfish, a small shar frequently seen in shoal water on British coasts. The "crampfish may be one of the electric rays, Torpedo. ..."

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