Advertisement

Advertisement

sciaenoid

[ sahy-ee-noid ]

adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous fishes that produce a loud sound by snapping the muscles attached to their air bladder, comprising the croakers and drums.


noun

  1. a sciaenoid fish.

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of sciaenoid1

1830–40; < Latin sciaen ( a ) kind of fish (< Greek skíaîna ) + -oid

Advertisement

Word of the Day

flabbergast

[flab-er-gast ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


sciaenidsciamachy