scorpaenid

noun
scor·​pae·​nid | \ skȯr-ˈpē-nəd How to pronounce scorpaenid (audio) \

Definition of scorpaenid

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

Other Words from scorpaenid

scorpaenid adjective

First Known Use of scorpaenid

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scorpaenid

ultimately from Greek skorpaina, a kind of fish

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The first known use of scorpaenid was in 1885

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“Scorpaenid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorpaenid. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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