labrid

labrid

[ley-brid, lab-rid]
noun
1.
any of numerous fishes of the family Labridae, including the wrasses, the tautog, and the cunner, and characterized chiefly by well-developed teeth and, often, brilliant colors.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the labrids.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Labridae, equivalent to Labr(us) a genus + -idae -id2

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labroid or labrid (ˈlæbrɔɪd, ˈleɪ-, ˈlæbrɪd)
 
n
1.  any percoid fish of the family Labridae (wrasses)
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Labridae
 
[C19: from New Latin Labroidea, from Latin lābrus a fish, from labrum lip]
 
labrid or labrid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Labroidea, from Latin lābrus a fish, from labrum lip]

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