Carangid definition

kə-rănjĭd, -rănggĭd
Any of a large family (Carangidae) of marine food and game fishes, such as the jacks and pompanos.
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(zoology) Any fish belonging to the family Carangidae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carangid
Plural:
carangids

Origin of carangid

  • From New Latin Carangidae family name from French carangue mackerel from Spanish caranga perhaps ultimately from Latin cancer crab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition