Sciaenoid
Sciaenoid Sci*[ae]"noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of the {drum} and {croaker} families. The {croaker} is so called because it may make a croaking noise by use of its bladder; the {Atlantic croaker} ({Micropogonias undulatus}, formerly {Micropogon undulatus}) and the squeteague are a members of the croaker family, and the {kingfish} is a drum. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • sciaenoid — I. ˌnȯid noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Sciaena + English oid : a sciaenoid fish II. adjective : resembling or related to the Sciaenidae * * * /suy ee noyd/, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • sciaenoid — /suy ee noyd/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous fishes that produce a loud sound by snapping the muscles attached to their air bladder, comprising the croakers and drums. n. 2. a sciaenoid fish. Also,… …   Universalium

  • sciaenoid — /saɪˈinɔɪd/ (say suy eenoyd) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous acanthopterygian fishes including the drumfishes, certain kingfishes, etc. –noun 2. a sciaenoid fish. Also, sciaenid. {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sciaenoid — sci·ae·noid …   English syllables

  • Atlantic croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drum — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingfish — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micropogon undulatus — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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