sciaenid

adjective
sci·​ae·​nid | \ -nə̇d \

Definition of sciaenid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Sciaenidae

sciaenid

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of sciaenid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fish of the family Sciaenidae

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First Known Use of sciaenid

Adjective

1905, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciaenid

Adjective

New Latin Sciaenidae

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The first known use of sciaenid was in 1879

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“Sciaenid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciaenid. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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