scombroid

[skom-broid]

adjective

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

noun

a mackerel or related scombroid fish.

Nearby words

  1. scoliotic pelvis,
  2. scollop,
  3. scolopendrid,
  4. scolopendrium,
  5. scombrid,
  6. scombroid poisoning,
  7. sconce,
  8. sconcheon,
  9. sconcheon arch,
  10. scone

Origin of scombroid

1835–45; < Greek skómbr(os) mackerel + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for scombroid

scombroid

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

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