Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

saury

play
noun sau·ry \ˈsȯr-ē\

Definition of saury

plural sauries

  1. :  a widely distributed fish (Scombresox saurus) of temperate waters of the Atlantic that resembles the related needlefishes; also :  a similar widely distributed fish (C. saira) of temperate waters of the Pacific



Illustration of saury

Origin of saury

New Latin saurus lizard


First Known Use: circa 1771

Rhymes with saury


Learn More about saury


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saury? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 5, 2016

bread traditionally eaten on Shabbat

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ