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saury

[sawr-ee]
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noun, plural sau·ries.
  1. a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. any of various related fishes.

Origin of saury

1765–75; < New Latin saur(us) + -y2. See saurel
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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

saury

noun plural -ries
  1. 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 jawsAlso called: skipper

Word Origin

C18: perhaps from Late Latin saurus; see saurel
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