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saury

[sawr-ee] /ˈsɔr i/
noun, plural sauries.
1.
a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
any of various related fishes.
Origin of saury
1765-1775
1765-75; < New Latin saur(us) + -y2. See saurel
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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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saury

/ˈsɔːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
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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