[ kuh-ran-jid ]
/ kəˈræn dʒɪd /


any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.


belonging or pertaining to the family Carangidae.

Nearby words

  1. caramanlis, constantine,
  2. caramba,
  3. carambola,
  4. caramel,
  5. caramelize,
  6. carangoid,
  7. carapa,
  8. carapace,
  9. carat,
  10. caratacus

Origin of carangid

1885–90; < New Latin Carangidae, equivalent to Carang- (stem of Caranx a genus; see carangoid) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for carangid


carangoid (kəˈræŋɡɔɪd)

/ (kəˈrændʒɪd, -ˈræŋɡɪd) /


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


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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