serranid

noun
ser·​ra·​nid | \ sə-ˈra-nəd How to pronounce serranid (audio) , ˈser-ə-nəd \

Definition of serranid

: any of a large family (Serranidae) of carnivorous marine bony fishes which have an oblong compressed body covered with usually ctenoid scales and many of which are important food and sport fishes (such as the sea basses) especially of warm seas

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serranid adjective

First Known Use of serranid

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serranid

ultimately from Latin serra saw

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

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