plural noun

in some classifications
: a family of scombroid fishes comprising the oceanic bonitos and closely related forms and including a type genus (Katsuwonus) that is commonly placed in the family Scombridae

Word History


New Latin, from Katsuwonus, type genus (from Japanese katsuo victorfish) + -idae

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“Katsuwonidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Katsuwonidae. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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