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[sawr-ee] /ˈsɔr i/
noun, plural sauries.
a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
any of various related fishes.
1765-75; < New Latin saur(us) + -y2. See saurel Unabridged
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  • As an albacore ages it feeds less on squid and more on fish such as saury, lanternfish, or rockfish.
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noun (pl) -ries
any teleost fish, such as the Atlantic Scomberesox saurus of the family Scomberesocidae of tropical and temperate seas, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws Also called skipper
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Late Latin saurus; see saurel
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Encyclopedia Article for saury

any of about four species of long, slim marine fishes of the family Scomberesocidae (order Atheriniformes). Sauries are small-up to about 35 cm (14 inches) long-and are characterized by beaklike but weakly toothed jaws and a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins. Found in tropical and temperate waters, they live near the surface and commonly jump and skim above the water. Representatives of the family include the Pacific saury (Cololabis saira) and the Atlantic saury (Scomberesox saurus), found in the Atlantic and the seas near Australia.

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