noun Ger·res \ˈje(ˌ)rēz\

Definition of Gerres

  1. :  the type genus of the family Gerridae comprising long-bodied compressed marine fishes with protrusible mouths and large silvery scales

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Origin and Etymology of gerres

New Latin, from Latin, a sea fish of little value

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to criticize severely

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