scorpaenid

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noun scor·pae·nid \skȯr-ˈpē-nəd\

Definition of scorpaenid

  1. :  any of a family (Scorpaenidae) of marine bony fishes possessing usually venomous spines on the fins that includes the scorpion fishes, lionfishes, and rockfishes

scorpaenid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of scorpaenid

ultimately from Greek skorpaina, a kind of fish


First Known Use: 1885


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