serranid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin serra saw Date: circa 1900 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 (as the sea basses) especially of warm seas • serranid adjective

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  • serranid — [ser′ənoid΄ser′ə nid΄] n. [< ModL Serranidae < L serra, a saw] SEA BASS (sense 1) adj. designating or of the SEA BASS (sense 1): Also serranoid [ser′ənoid΄] …   English World dictionary

  • serranid — /ˈsɛrənɪd/ (say seruhnid) adjective 1. belonging to the Serranidae, a numerous family of fishes including the sea basses, groupers, jewfishes, etc. –noun 2. a serranid fish. {New Latin Serrānus, genus of fishes (from Latin serra saw, sawfish) +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • serranid — noun marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters • Syn: ↑serranid fish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑white perch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • serranid — /seuh ray nid, rah , ran id/, n. 1. any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae. [1895 1900; < NL Serranidae …   Universalium

  • serrànid — ser|rà|nid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • serranid — ser·ranid …   English syllables

  • serranid — ser•ra•nid [[t]səˈreɪ nɪd, ˈrɑ , ˈræn ɪd[/t]] n. 1) ich any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers 2) ich belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae •… …   From formal English to slang

  • serranid fish — noun marine food sport fishes mainly of warm coastal waters • Syn: ↑serranid • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑white perch, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • family Serranidae — noun marine fishes: sea basses; sea perches; groupers; jewfish • Syn: ↑Serranidae • Hypernyms: ↑fish family • Member Holonyms: ↑Perciformes, ↑order Perciformes, ↑Percomorphi, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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