[ suh-rey-nid, -rah-, -ran-id ]
/ səˈreɪ nɪd, -ˈrɑ-, -ˈræn ɪd /
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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.
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Example sentences from the Web for serranid
This beautiful fish is allied to the groupers, and belongs to the family Serranid, previously described.
This grouper is one of the most bizarre and gayly colored in the family Serranid.
British Dictionary definitions for serranid
/ (səˈrænɪd, ˈsɛrə-) /
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
Word Origin for serranid
C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish
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