scombroid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek σκομβρος (skomvros, tuna, mackerel).

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Adjective[edit]

scombroid (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to mackerels.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
      ‘Here then,’ the kindly scombroid face scanning Eventyr, quick as a fire-control dish antenna and even less mercy...

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Noun[edit]

scombroid (plural scombroids)

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

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