[ pur-koid ]
/ ˈpɜr kɔɪd /


belonging to the Percoidea, a group of acanthopterygian fishes comprising the true perches and related families, and constituting one of the largest natural groups of fishes.
resembling a perch.
Also per·coi·de·an [per-koi-dee-uh n] /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/.

Origin of percoid

1830–40; < Latin perc(a) perch2 + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for percoid


percoidean (pəˈkɔɪdɪən)

/ (ˈpɜːkɔɪd) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Percoidea, a suborder of spiny-finned teleost fishes including the perches, sea bass, red mullet, cichlids, etc
of, relating to, or resembling a perch


any fish belonging to the suborder Percoidea

Word Origin for percoid

C19: from Latin perca perch ² + -oid
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