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scorpaenid

[skawr-pee-nid] /skɔrˈpi nɪd/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Scorpaenidae, a family of marine fishes with spiny fins, including the rockfishes, scorpionfishes, and lionfishes.
noun
2.
a scorpaenid fish.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin Scorpaenidae family name, equivalent to Latin scorpaen(a) (< Greek skórpaina kind of fish; akin to skorpíos scorpion) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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scorpaenid

/skɔːˈpiːnɪd/
noun
1.
any spiny-finned marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, having sharp spines on the fins and a heavy armoured head: includes the scorpion fishes, rockfishes, and redfishes
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scorpaenidae
Word Origin
via New Latin from Latin scorpaena a sea-scorpion; see scorpion
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