Definition of saury
: a widely distributed fish (Scombresox saurus) of temperate waters of the Atlantic that resembles the related needlefishes; also : a similar widely distributed fish (C. saira) of temperate waters of the Pacific
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Tiny dried anchovies floating in bubbling cauldrons of stock, blades of silver saury branded with grill marks, and chunks of blue-skinned mackerel simmered in soy sauce all made occasional appearances at the dinner table.
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Origin and Etymology of saury
New Latin saurus lizard
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
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