scombrid

[skom-brid]
noun
1.
any fish of the family Scombridae, comprising the mackerels and tunas.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Scombridae.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Scombridae name of the family < Latin scombr- (stem of scomber) mackerel (< Greek skómbros) + -idae -idae; see -id2

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