caranx

noun
ca·​ranx | \ˈkaˌraŋks, ˈkāˌ-\

Definition of caranx 

1 capitalized : the type genus of Carangidae — see cavalla

2 plural caranx : any fish of the genus Caranx

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for caranx

New Latin, from French carangue shad, horse mackerel, from Spanish caranga, carangue

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about caranx

Dictionary Entries near caranx

carangoid

Carangus

caranna

caranx

carapa

carapace

carapacial

Statistics for caranx

Look-up Popularity

Comments on caranx

What made you want to look up caranx? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

full of whispering sounds

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!