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carangid

[kuh-ran-jid]
noun
  1. any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.
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adjective
  1. 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)

noun
  1. 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
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae
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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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