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sparoid

[ spair-oid, spar- ]
/ ˈspɛər ɔɪd, ˈspær- /
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adjective

resembling or pertaining to the porgy family, Sparidae.

noun

a sparoid fish.

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Origin of sparoid

1830–40; <New Latin Sparoīdēs, equivalent to Spar(us) (see sparid) + -oīdēs-oid
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British Dictionary definitions for sparoid

sparoid
/ (ˈspærɔɪd) /

adjective, noun

another word for sparid

Word Origin for sparoid

C19: from New Latin Sparoīdēs; see sparid
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