Definition of Centrarchidae
: a family of North American carnivorous percoid freshwater fishes containing the sunfishes, crappies, black basses, and others valuable as food and game
centrarchoid\-ˌkȯid\ adjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of centrarchidae
New Latin, from centrarchus, type genus (from Greek kentron sharp point + archos rectum) + -idae
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