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  1. any fish of the family Scombridae, comprising the mackerels and tunas.
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Scombridae.
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Origin of scombrid

1835–45; < New Latin Scombridae name of the family < Latin scombr- (stem of scomber) mackerel (< Greek skómbros) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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Historical Examples of scombrid

  • Closely connected with the mackerel and other Scombrid, we have the Bonita of the Tropics.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • Tunny, tun′i, n. a very large fish of the mackerel family (Scombrid), fished chiefly on the Mediterranean coasts.