Scombroid Definition

skŏmbroid
noun
A fish of this family.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • scombroid fish
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adjective
Of a widely distributed family (Scombridae) of spiny-finned percoid food fishes, including the mackerels, bonitos, and tunas.
Webster's New World
Like a mackerel.
Webster's New World

Pertaining to a mackerel.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Scombroid

Noun

Singular:
scombroid
Plural:
scombroids

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

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