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scombrid

[skom-brid] /ˈskɒm brɪd/
noun
1.
any fish of the family Scombridae, comprising the mackerels and tunas.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Scombridae.
Origin
1835-1845
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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