- of a widely distributed family (Scombridae) of spiny-finned percoid food fishes, including the mackerels, bonitos, and tunas
- like a mackerel
Origin of scombroidfrom Modern Latin Scombridae from Classical Latin scomber, mackerel ( from Classical Greek skombros) + -oid
a fish of this family
Any of various marine fishes of the suborder Scombroidei, which includes the barracudas, mackerels, and tunas.
Origin of scombroidNew Latin Scombroīdeī suborder name from Latin scomber scombr- mackerel from Greek skombros probably of pre-Greek substrate origin
- pertaining to a mackerel
- Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.
From Greek ÏƒÎºÎ¿Î¼Î²ÏÎ¿Ï‚ "˜tuna, mackerel'.