ser·​ra·​nid sə-ˈra-nəd How to pronounce serranid (audio)
: 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
serranid adjective

Word History


ultimately from Latin serra saw

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serranid was circa 1900

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“Serranid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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