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carangid

[kuh-ran-jid] /kəˈræn dʒɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Carangidae.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin Carangidae, equivalent to Carang- (stem of Caranx a genus; see carangoid) + -idae -id2
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carangid

/kəˈrændʒɪd; -ˈræŋɡɪd/
noun
1.
any marine percoid fish of the family Carangidae, having a compressed body and deeply forked tail. The group includes the jacks, horse mackerel, pompano, and pilot fish
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin
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Encyclopedia Article for carangid

any fish of the family Carangidae (order Perciformes), which contains more than 200 species of marine fishes, including such well-known forms as the jacks and pompanos. Carangids are swift, predatory, usually silvery fishes found throughout the world in warm and tropical regions. They are primarily marine, but some live in brackish water or fresh water.

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