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serranid

[suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id] /səˈreɪ nɪd, -ˈrɑ-, -ˈræn ɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin Serranidae family name. See serranoid, -id2
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serranid

/səˈrænɪd; ˈsɛrə-/
noun
1.
any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
adjective
2.
of or belonging to the family Serranidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish
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