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sciaenid

/ saɪˈiːnɪd; -ɔɪd /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Sciaenidae, a family of mainly tropical and subtropical marine percoid fishes that includes the drums, grunts, and croakers


noun

  1. any sciaenid fish

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sciaenid1

C19: from Latin sciaena a type of fish, from Greek skiaina

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