Serranoid
Serranoid Ser*ra"noid, n. [NL. Serranus, a typical genus (fr. L. serra a saw) + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the family {Serranid[ae]}, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes. -- a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Serranid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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  • serranoid — I. sə̇ˈrāˌnȯid, raˌ , räˌ adjective Etymology: New Latin Serranus + English oid : resembling or related to the Serranidae II. noun ( s) : a serranoid fish * * * /ser euh noyd /, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • serranoid — /ser euh noyd /, adj. 1. resembling or related to the sea bass family Serranidae. n. 2. a serranoid fish. [1880 85; < NL Serran(us) genus of fishes (L serr(a) sawfish + anus AN) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • serranoid — /ˈsɛrənɔɪd/ (say seruhnoyd) adjective 1. resembling or related to the sea bass family Serranidae. –noun 2. a serranoid fish …   Australian English dictionary

  • serranoid — n. family of marine fishes (such as sea basses, sea perches and groupers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • serranoid — ser·ranoid …   English syllables

  • ser|ra|nid — «SEHR uh nihd», adjective, noun. = serranoid. (Cf. ↑serranoid) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black perch — Perch Perch (p[ e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe rkh; cf. perkno s dark colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any fresh water fish of the genus Perca and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue perch — Perch Perch (p[ e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe rkh; cf. perkno s dark colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any fresh water fish of the genus Perca and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centropomus undecimalis — Sea pike Sea pike (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The garfish. (b) A large serranoid food fish ({Centropomus undecimalis}) found on both coasts of America; called also {robalo}. (c) The merluce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epialtus productus — Kelp Kelp (k[e^]lp), n. [Formerly kilpe; of unknown origin.] 1. The calcined ashes of seaweed, formerly much used in the manufacture of glass, now used in the manufacture of iodine. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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