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sparoid

[spair-oid, spar-]
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adjective
  1. resembling or pertaining to the porgy family, Sparidae.
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Sargus, sr′gus, n. a genus of sparoid fishes of the sub-family Sargi′na.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for sparoid

sparoid

adjective, noun
  1. another word for sparid
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Sparoīdēs; see sparid
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