Labroid
Labroid La"broid, a. [Labrus + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Like the genus {Labrus}; belonging to the family {Labrid[ae]}, an extensive family of marine fishes, often brilliantly colored, which are very abundant in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The tautog and cunner are American examples. [1913 Webster]

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  • labroid — /ˈlæbrɔɪd/ (say labroyd), /ˈleɪbrɔɪd/ (say laybroyd) adjective 1. belonging to or resembling the Labridae, a family of thick lipped marine fishes including the tautog, etc. –noun 2. a labroid fish. Also, labrid /ˈlæbrəd/ (say labruhd). {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • labroid — I. ˈlāˌbrȯid, ˈlaˌb adjective Etymology: New Latin Labrus + English oid : related to or resembling fishes of the family Labridae II. noun ( s) : a labroid fish …   Useful english dictionary

  • labroid — la·broid …   English syllables

  • labroid fishes —   Laenihi …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Stethojulis —   Stethojulis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Albula vulpes — Ladyfish La dy*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large, handsome oceanic fish ({Albula vulpes}), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; called also {bonefish}, {grubber}, {French mullet}, and {macab[ e]}. (b) A labroid fish ({Harpe rufa}) of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackfish — Tautog Tau*tog , n. [The pl. of taut, the American Indian name, translated by Roger Williams sheep s heads, and written by him tauta[ u]og.] (Zo[ o]l.) An edible labroid fish ({Haitula onitis}, or {Tautoga onitis}) of the Atlantic coast of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-headed minnow — Fathead Fat head , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A cyprinoid fish of the Mississippi valley ({Pimephales promelas}); called also {black headed minnow}. (b) A labroid food fish of California; the redfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluefish — Pudding fish Pud ding fish, Pudding wife Pudding wife [Prob. corrupted fr. the Sp. name in Cuba, pudiano verde.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, handsomely colored, blue and bronze, labroid fish ({Iridio radiatus}, syn. {Platyglossus radiatus}) of Florida,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bonefish — Ladyfish La dy*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large, handsome oceanic fish ({Albula vulpes}), found both in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; called also {bonefish}, {grubber}, {French mullet}, and {macab[ e]}. (b) A labroid fish ({Harpe rufa}) of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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