noun. ['ˈlæmpri'] primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue.
- family Petromyzontidae
- lamprey eel
- jawless vertebrate
- jawless fish
- sea lamprey
- Petromyzon marinus
- laumprei (Middle English (1100-1500))
Words that Rhyme with Lamprey
Example sentences of the word lamprey
In Lake Huron, lamprey eel is a particular problem.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The lamprey is a parasite that uses suction to attach itself to other fish in order to feed.