Centrarchidae

plural noun Cen·trar·chi·dae \-kəˌdē\

Definition of Centrarchidae

  1. :  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 — more at center


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