[suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id]
- any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae.
Origin of serranid
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- any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
- of or belonging to the family Serranidae
C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish
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