sparid

noun
spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
Syn: ↑sparid fish
Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Sparidae, ↑family Sparidae

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  • sparid — /spar id/, n. 1. any of numerous fishes of the family Sparidae, chiefly inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, comprising the porgies, the scups, etc. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Sparidae. [ < NL Sparidae, equiv. to Spar(us) a genus …   Universalium

  • sparid — noun Any of several perciform fishes of the family Sparidae Syn: porgy …   Wiktionary

  • sparid — spar·id …   English syllables

  • sparid — /ˈspærəd/ (say sparuhd) adjective of or belonging to the Sparidae, a family of deep bodied, marine fishes, as the Australian snapper and bream …   Australian English dictionary

  • sparid —   a.,    ♦ sparoid a. pertaining to or like sea bream …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sparid fish — noun spiny finned food fishes of warm waters having well developed teeth • Syn: ↑sparid • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑sheepshead, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sparidae — Sparoid Spa roid (?; 277), a. [L. sparus the gilthead + oid: cf. F. sparo[ i]de.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sparid[ae]}, a family of spinous finned fishes which includes the scup, sheepshead, and sea bream. n. One of the {Sparid[ae]}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sparoid — Spa roid (?; 277), a. [L. sparus the gilthead + oid: cf. F. sparo[ i]de.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sparid[ae]}, a family of spinous finned fishes which includes the scup, sheepshead, and sea bream. n. One of the {Sparid[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porgy — /pawr gee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) porgy, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) porgies. 1. a sparid food fish, Pagrus pagrus, found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. 2. any of several other… …   Universalium

  • Archosargus probatocephalus — noun large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑sheepshead • Hypernyms: ↑sparid, ↑sparid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Archosargus, ↑genus Archosargus …   Useful english dictionary

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