[ jem-pil-id ]
/ dʒɛmˈpɪl ɪd /
any of several fishes of the family Gempylidae, comprising the snake mackerels.
belonging or pertaining to the gempylids.
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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
Words nearby gempylid
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