Dictionary.com

scombroid

[ skom-broid ]
/ ˈskɒm brɔɪd /
Save This Word!

adjective
resembling the mackerel.
resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae.
noun
a mackerel or related scombroid fish.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of scombroid

1835–45; <Greek skómbr(os) mackerel + -oid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for scombroid

scombroid
/ (ˈskɒmbrɔɪd) /

adjective
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
noun
any fish belonging to the suborder Scombroidea

Word Origin for scombroid

C19: from Greek skombros a mackerel; see -oid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK