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carangid

[ kuh-ran-jid ]
/ kəˈræn dʒɪd /
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noun
any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Carangidae.
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Origin of carangid

1885–90; <New Latin Carangidae, equivalent to Carang- (stem of Caranx a genus; see carangoid) + -idae-id2
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British Dictionary definitions for carangid

carangid

carangoid (kəˈræŋɡɔɪd)

/ (kəˈrændʒɪd, -ˈræŋɡɪd) /

noun
any marine percoid fish of the family Carangidae, having a compressed body and deeply forked tail. The group includes the jacks, horse mackerel, pompano, and pilot fish
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae

Word Origin for carangid

C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin
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