plural noun Ser·ran·i·dae \-ranəˌdē\

Definition of Serranidae

  1. :  a large and widely distributed family of carnivorous marine percoid fishes having an oblong and more or less compressed body covered with ctenoid scales and including many important food and sport fishes especially of warm seas — see sea bass

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Origin and Etymology of serranidae

New Latin, from Serranus, type genus + -idae

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a trip made at another's expense

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