sparoid

sparoid

[spair-oid, spar-]
adjective
1.
resembling or pertaining to the porgy family, Sparidae.
noun
2.
a sparoid fish.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Sparoīdēs, equivalent to Spar(us) (see sparid) + -oīdēs -oid

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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]

sparoid (ˈspærɔɪd)
 
adj, —n
another word for sparid
 
[C19: from New Latin Sparoīdēs; see sparid]

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