Hexagrammidae

plural noun
Hex·a·gram·mi·dae | \ ˌheksəˈgraməˌdē \

Definition of Hexagrammidae 

: a family of marine carnivorous fishes (order Scleroparei) of the northern Pacific ocean that includes several food fishes — see greenling

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History and Etymology for Hexagrammidae

New Latin, from Hexagrammos, type genus + -idae

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