sparid

[spar-id]

noun

any of numerous fishes of the family Sparidae, chiefly inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, comprising the porgies, the scups, etc.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Sparidae.

Nearby words

  1. sparerib,
  2. spareribs,
  3. sparganoma,
  4. sparganosis,
  5. sparge,
  6. sparine,
  7. sparing,
  8. sparing action,
  9. sparingly,
  10. spark

Origin of sparid

< New Latin Sparidae, equivalent to Spar(us) a genus (Latin: gilthead < Greek spáros) + -idae -id2

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British Dictionary definitions for sparid

sparid

sparoid

noun

any marine percoid fish of the chiefly tropical and subtropical family Sparidae, having a deep compressed body and well-developed teeth: includes the sea breams and porgies

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae

Word Origin for sparid

C20: from New Latin Sparidae, from Latin sparus a sea bream, from Greek sparos

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