Sciaenidae

plural noun Sci·ae·ni·dae \-nəˌdē\

Definition of Sciaenidae

  1. :  a large, economically important, and widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes comprising the croakers, being nearly all marine along the sandy shores of warm temperate seas, usually having the air bladder large and complicated and used to produce a sound, and including various large fishes valued as food — see sciaena

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of sciaenidae

New Latin, from Sciaena, type genus + -idae


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Sciaenidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

quaintly unconventional or refined

Get Word of the Day daily email!