Scomberomorus

noun

Scom·​ber·​om·​o·​rus
ˌskämbəˈrämərəs
: a genus of elongated compressed fishes (family Scombridae) having the snout long and pointed, the mouth large, and the scales few and rudimentary and including a number of important food and sport fishes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin scomber mackerel + Greek homoros closely resembling, from homos same

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“Scomberomorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scomberomorus. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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