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serranid

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

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