plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Scombridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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