carangid
adjective Etymology: ultimately from French carangue shad, horse mackerel, from Spanish caranga Date: 1931 of or relating to a large family (Carangidae of the order Perciformes) of marine spiny-finned bony fishes including important food fishes • carangid noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carangid — adj. of or pertaining to the {Carangidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carangid — n. any fish of the family {Carangidae}, including the {cavallas}, {jacks}, {pompanos} and {scads}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carangid — [kə ran′jid΄] n. [< ModL < Sp caranga, horse mackerel, shad] JACK (sense 10a) carangoid [kəraŋ′goid΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • carangid — /kəˈræŋgəd/ (say kuh rangguhd), / ˈrændʒəd/ (say ranjuhd) adjective 1. of or relating to the Carangidae, a family of marine fishes as the trevally, horse mackerel, etc., having the body tapering sharply towards a forked or lunate tail and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • carangid — I noun a percoid fish of the family Carangidae • Syn: ↑carangid fish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑jack …   Useful english dictionary

  • carangid — /keuh ran jid/, n. 1. any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Carangidae. [1885 90; < NL Carangidae, equiv. to Carang (s. of Caranx a… …   Universalium

  • caràngid — ca|ràn|gid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • carangid — n. type of sea fish of the family Carangidae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carangid — [kə randʒɪd] noun Zoology a marine fish of the jack family (Carangidae), typically with a sloping forehead and two dorsal fins. Origin C19: from mod. L. Carangidae, from the genus name Caranx …   English new terms dictionary

  • carangid — ca·ran·gid …   English syllables

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