serranid

[suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id]
noun
  1. any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae.

Origin of serranid

First recorded in 1895–1900, serranid is from the New Latin word Serranidae family name. See serranoid, -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for serranid

serranid

serranoid (ˈsɛrəˌnɔɪd)

noun
  1. any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
adjective
  1. of or belonging to the family Serranidae

Word Origin for serranid

C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish
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