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
Origin and Etymology of serranid
ultimately from Latin serra saw
First Known Use: circa 1900
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