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 for gowdie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gowdie \Gow"die\, n. (Zool.)
     See Dragont. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weever \Wee"ver\, n. [Probably from F. vive, OF. vivre, a kind
     of fish, L. vipera viper. Cf. Viper.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of edible marine fishes belonging
     to the genus Trachinus, of the family Trachinidae. They
     have a broad spinose head, with the eyes looking upward. The
     long dorsal fin is supported by numerous strong, sharp spines
     which cause painful wounds.
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     Note: The two British species are the great, or greater,
           weever ({Trachinus draco), which becomes a foot long
           (called also gowdie, sea cat, stingbull, and
           weaverfish), and the lesser weever ({Trachinus
           vipera), about half as large (called also otter
           pike, and stingfish).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dragonet \Drag"on*et\, n.
     1. A little dragon. --Spenser.
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     2. (Zool.) A small British marine fish ({Callionymuslyra);
        -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.
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