plural noun

: a family of marine fishes (order Haplodoci) having the head large and depressed and the mouth very wide and including the common toadfishes

Word History


New Latin, from Batrachoides, type genus (from Greek batrachos frog + New Latin -oides) + -idae

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“Batrachoididae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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