Carangid meaning

kə-răn'jĭd, -răng'gĭd
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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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