sparid

sparid

[spar-id]
noun
1.
any of numerous fishes of the family Sparidae, chiefly inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, comprising the porgies, the scups, etc.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Sparidae.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Sparidae, equivalent to Spar(us) a genus (Latin: gilthead < Greek spáros) + -idae -id2

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sparid or sparoid (ˈspærɪd)
 
n
1.  any marine percoid fish of the chiefly tropical and subtropical family Sparidae, having a deep compressed body and well-developed teeth: includes the sea breams and porgies
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae
 
[C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos]
 
sparoid or sparoid
 
n
 
adj
 
[C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos]

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