any of a family (Scomberesocidae, order Atheriniformes) of small, marine bony fishes that live near the surface of temperate seas, with a long slender body, projecting beak, and series of small fins following the dorsal and anal fins
prob. < ModL saurus, fish < Gr sauros, horse mackerel, lizard
See saury in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Any of several offshore marine fishes of the family Scomberesocidae, related to the needlefishes.