percesoces

Percesoces

Per*ces"o*ces\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. perca a perch + esox, -ocis, a pike.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fishes including the gray mullets (Mugil), the barracudas, the silversides, and other related fishes. So called from their relation both to perches and to pikes.
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