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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Origin and Etymology of scarus
Latin, from Greek skaros; probably akin to Greek skairein to skip, leap
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