carangid

carangid

[kuh-ran-jid]
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:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Carangidae, equivalent to Carang- (stem of Caranx a genus; see carangoid) + -idae -id2

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carangid or carangoid (kəˈrændʒɪd, -ˈræŋɡɪd, kəˈræŋɡɔɪd)
 
n
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
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin]
 
carangoid or carangoid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin]

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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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