serranid

serranid

[suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id]
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; < Neo-Latin Serranidae family name. See serranoid, -id2

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serranid or serranoid (səˈrænɪd, ˈsɛrə-, ˈsɛrəˌnɔɪd)
 
n
1.  any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
 
adj
2.  of or belonging to the family Serranidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]
 
serranoid or serranoid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]

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