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- n. A Mediterranean food fish (Sparisoma scarus); parrotfish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Mediterranean food fish (Sparisoma scarus) of excellent quality and highly valued by the Romans; -- called also parrot fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the genus Scarus.
- n. [capitalized] [NL. (Gronovius, 1763; Forskål, 1775).] A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, of which the scarus of the ancient Greeks and Romans is the oldest known species, giving name to the Scaridæ or Scarinæ, and having varying limits; the parrot-wrasses or parrot-fishes.
Latin. See scar ("a kind of fish"). (Wiktionary)