gempylid

[ jem-pil-id ]
/ dʒɛmˈpɪl ɪd /

noun

any of several fishes of the family Gempylidae, comprising the snake mackerels.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the gempylids.

Nearby words

  1. gemmule,
  2. gemmuliferous,
  3. gemmy,
  4. gemology,
  5. gemot,
  6. gems,
  7. gemsbok,
  8. gemsbuck,
  9. gemstone,
  10. gemütlich

Origin of gempylid

< New Latin Gempylidae name of the family, equivalent to Gempyl(us) name of the genus (< Greek gempýlos a kind of fish) + -idae -id2

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