plural noun

in some classifications
: an important family of carnivorous spiny-finned fishes of northeastern North America, Russia, and Siberia that comprises numerous food and sport fishes and is now usually included in the family Serranidae

Word History


New Latin, from Morone, type genus + -idae

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

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