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serranid

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noun ser·ra·nid \sə-ˈra-nəd, ˈser-ə-nəd\

Definition of serranid

  1. :  any of a large family (Serranidae) of carnivorous marine bony fishes which have an oblong compressed body covered with usually ctenoid scales and many of which are important food and sport fishes (as the sea basses) especially of warm seas

serranid adjective


Origin of serranid

ultimately from Latin serra saw


First Known Use: circa 1900


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