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sparoid

[spair-oid, spar-] /ˈspɛər ɔɪd, ˈspær-/
adjective
1.
resembling or pertaining to the porgy family, Sparidae.
noun
2.
a sparoid fish.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin Sparoīdēs, equivalent to Spar(us) (see sparid) + -oīdēs -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for sparoid

sparid

/ˈspærɪd/
noun
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
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos

sparoid

/ˈspærɔɪd/
adjective, noun
1.
another word for sparid
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Sparoīdēs; see sparid
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