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serranid

[ suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id ]
/ səˈreɪ nɪd, -ˈrɑ-, -ˈræn ɪd /
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noun
any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.
adjective
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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How to use serranid in a sentence

  • This beautiful fish is allied to the groupers, and belongs to the family Serranid, previously described.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • This grouper is one of the most bizarre and gayly colored in the family Serranid.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall

British Dictionary definitions for serranid

serranid

serranoid (ˈsɛrəˌnɔɪd)

/ (səˈrænɪd, ˈsɛrə-) /

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