: the chief genus of rockfishes (family Scorpaenidae)

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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