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scorpaenid

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noun scor·pae·nid \skȯr-ˈpē-nəd\

Definition of scorpaenid

  1. :  any of a family (Scorpaenidae) of marine bony fishes possessing usually venomous spines on the fins that includes the scorpion fishes, lionfishes, and rockfishes

scorpaenid adjective


Origin of scorpaenid

ultimately from Greek skorpaina, a kind of fish


First Known Use: 1885


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