Sebastodes

noun
Se·​bas·​to·​des | \ sə̇ˈbastə(ˌ)dēz \

Definition of Sebastodes

: the chief genus of rockfishes (family Scorpaenidae)

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History and Etymology for Sebastodes

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 28 Jun. 2022.

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