plural noun

: a family of elongated oily-fleshed percomorph fishes of open seas that resemble mackerels and comprise the escolars

Word History


New Latin, from Gempylus, type genus (from Greek gempylos young tunny) + -idae

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“Gempylidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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