plural noun
Cen·​trar·​chi·​dae | \ -kəˌdē \

Definition of Centrarchidae

: a family of North American carnivorous percoid freshwater fishes containing the sunfishes, crappies, black basses, and others valuable as food and game

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Other Words from Centrarchidae

centrarchoid \ -​ˌkȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Centrarchidae

New Latin, from centrarchus, type genus (from Greek kentron sharp point + archos rectum) + -idae

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“Centrarchidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Centrarchidae. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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