Sciaena

noun
type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers
Syn: ↑genus Sciaena
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Sciaenidae, ↑family Sciaenidae
Member Meronyms: ↑mulloway, ↑jewfish, ↑Sciaena antarctica, ↑maigre, ↑maiger, ↑Sciaena aquila

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\\sīˈēnə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a fish, from Greek skiaina, a fish, probably the maigre
: the type genus of Sciaenidae comprising somewhat elongated marine fishes with a conical head, terminal or subterminal mouth, and no barbels and including numerous croakers some of which are favored as food or sport fishes — see black croaker, maigre, mulloway

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