[ spar-id ]
/ ˈspær ɪd /
any of numerous fishes of the family Sparidae, chiefly inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, comprising the porgies, the scups, etc.
belonging or pertaining to the Sparidae.
Words nearby sparid
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
/ (ˈspærɪd) /
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
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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