1. a mackerel or related scombroid fish.

Origin of scombroid

1835–45; < Greek skómbr(os) mackerel + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for scombroid


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Scombroidea, a suborder of marine spiny-finned fishes having a spindle-shaped body and a forked powerful tail: includes the mackerels, tunnies, bonitos, swordfish, and sailfish
  1. any fish belonging to the suborder Scombroidea

Word Origin for scombroid

C19: from Greek skombros a mackerel; see -oid
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