scarus

noun
scar·​us | \ ˈska(a)rəs\

Definition of scarus

1 plural -es : a parrot fish (Sparisoma cretense) of the Mediterranean of excellent table quality and highly esteemed by the ancient Romans
2 capitalized [ New Latin, from Latin, parrot fish ] : the type genus of Scaridae comprising fishes with the teeth completely consolidated so that the jaws have the appearance of a bird's beak — compare parrot fish

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History and Etymology for scarus

Latin, from Greek skaros; probably akin to Greek skairein to skip, leap

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