Scorpaenoid
Scorpaenoid Scor*p[ae]"noid, a. [NL. Scorpaena, a typical genus (see {Scorpene}) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the family {Scorp[ae]nid[ae]}, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes. [Written also {scorp[ae]nid}.] See Illust. under {Rockfish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • scorpaenoid — noun fishes having the head armored with bony plates • Syn: ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑lingcod, ↑Ophiodon elongatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorpaenoid — /skawr pee noyd/, adj. 1. resembling or related to the family Scorpaenidae. n. 2. a scorpaenoid fish. [1835 45; < L scorpaen(a) (see SCORPAENID) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scorpaenoid — /skɔˈpinɔɪd/ (say skaw peenoyd) adjective 1. of the scorpaenids. –noun 2. → scorpaenid (def. 2). {Latin scorpaena (from Greek skorpaina prickly fish) + oid} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scorpaenoid fish — noun fishes having the head armored with bony plates • Syn: ↑scorpaenoid • Hypernyms: ↑spiny finned fish, ↑acanthopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑lingcod, ↑Ophiodon elongatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorpaenid — Scorpaenoid Scor*p[ae] noid, a. [NL. Scorpaena, a typical genus (see {Scorpene}) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the family {Scorp[ae]nid[ae]}, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acanthopterygian — noun a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays • Syn: ↑spiny finned fish • Ant: ↑soft finned fish (for: ↑spiny finned fish) • Hypernyms: ↑teleost fish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterflyfish — noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins • Syn: ↑flying gurnard, ↑flying robin • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Dactylopteridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyclopterus lumpus — noun clumsy soft thick bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar • Syn: ↑lumpfish • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hyponyms: ↑lumpsucker …   Useful english dictionary

  • flathead — noun 1. food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Platycephalidae, ↑family Platycephalidae 2. pallid bottom dwelling flat headed fish with large eyes and …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying gurnard — noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins • Syn: ↑flying robin, ↑butterflyfish • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Dactylopteridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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