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[sawr-ee] /ˈsɔr i/
noun, plural sauries.
a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
any of various related fishes.
Origin of saury
1765-75; < New Latin saur(us) + -y2. See saurel Unabridged
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  • The saury, or billfish—scomberesox sauris—is found in all parts of the North Atlantic.

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British Dictionary definitions for saury


noun (pl) -ries
any teleost fish, such as the Atlantic Scomberesox saurus of the family Scomberesocidae of tropical and temperate seas, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws Also called skipper
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Late Latin saurus; see saurel
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