Sebastodes

noun

Se·​bas·​to·​des
sə̇ˈbastə(ˌ)dēz
: the chief genus of rockfishes (family Scorpaenidae)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Sebastes, genus of scorpaenid fish (from Greek sebastos august, worthy of reverence, from sebesthai to revere, feel awe) + -odes; akin to Sanskrit tyajati he leaves, renounces, tyajate he shuns

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“Sebastodes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sebastodes. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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