scorpaenid


scor·pae·nid

noun \skr-ˈpē-nəd\

Definition of SCORPAENID

:  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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