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carangoid

[kuh-rang-goid] /kəˈræŋ gɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a fish of the family Carangidae; carangid.
noun
2.
a carangoid fish.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin Carang- (stem of Caranx) genus name, a pseudo-Greek form + -oid
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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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