plural noun
Scom·​bri·​dae | \ -rəˌdē\

Definition of Scombridae

: a family of fishes (suborder Scombroidea) comprising the typical mackerels, the chub mackerels, and a few related forms but formerly including all or nearly all the scombroids

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History and Etymology for Scombridae

New Latin, from Scombr-, Scomber, type genus + -idae

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