scad

scad

1 [skad]
noun, plural (especially collectively) scad (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) scads.
1.
any carangid fish of the genus Decapterus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical shore waters.
2.
any of several related carangid fishes, as of the genera Trachurus or Selar.

Origin:
1595–1605; origin uncertain

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scad

2 [skad]
noun Usually, scads.
1.
Informal. a great number or quantity: scads of money.
2.
Archaic. a piece of money; dollar.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; of obscure origin; compare British dial scal(d) a great quantity

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scad (skæd)
 
n , pl scad, scads
any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel
 
[C17: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish skädde flounder]

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scad

any of several species of fishes in the family Carangidae (order Perciformes), which also includes the jacks, amberjacks, and pompanos. The name scad is usually restricted to certain species in the genera Decapterus, Selar, and Trachurus. The half dozen species are marine and occur along the Atlantic coast of the Americas, except for the Mexican scad (D. scombrinus), which is found in the Pacific Ocean.

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