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scombroid

[ skom-broid ]

adjective

  1. resembling the mackerel.
  2. resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae.


noun

  1. a mackerel or related scombroid fish.

scombroid

/ ˈskɒmbrɔɪd /

adjective

  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


noun

  1. any fish belonging to the suborder Scombroidea
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scombroid1

1835–45; < Greek skómbr ( os ) mackerel + -oid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scombroid1

C19: from Greek skombros a mackerel; see -oid

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