scombroid

[skom-broid]
adjective
1.
resembling the mackerel.
2.
resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae.
noun
3.
a mackerel or related scombroid fish.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek skómbr(os) mackerel + -oid

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scombroid (ˈskɒmbrɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Scombroidea, a suborder of marine spiny-finned fishes having a spindle-shaped body and a forked powerful tail: includes the mackerels, tunnies, bonitos, swordfish, and sailfish
 
n
2.  any fish belonging to the suborder Scombroidea
 
[C19: from Greek skombros a mackerel; see -oid]

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