[ 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.
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Also per·coi·de·an [per-koi-dee-uhn]. /pərˈkɔɪ di ən/.
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Example sentences from the Web for percoid
It is the most typical group among the percoid (perchlike) fishes.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for percoid
/ (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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