carangoid

carangoid

[kuh-rang-goid]
adjective
1.
resembling a fish of the family Carangidae; carangid.
noun
2.
a carangoid fish.

Origin:
1860–65; < Neo-Latin Carang- (stem of Caranx) genus name, a pseudo-Greek form + -oid

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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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