Scombroid meaning

skŏmbroid
Any of various marine fishes of the suborder Scombroidei, which includes the barracudas, mackerels, and tunas.
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Of a widely distributed family (Scombridae) of spiny-finned percoid food fishes, including the mackerels, bonitos, and tunas.
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Like a mackerel.
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A fish of this family.
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Any of various marine fishes of the suborder Scombroidei, which includes the barracudas, mackerels, and tunas.
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Pertaining to a mackerel.

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Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.
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Origin of scombroid

  • New Latin Scombroīdeī suborder name from Latin scomber scombr- mackerel from Greek skombros

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

  • From Greek σκομβρος "˜tuna, mackerel'.

    From Wiktionary