Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling or pertaining to the genus Scarus; belonging to the Scaridæ.
  • noun A member of the Scaridæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Scaridæ, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Of or relating to the Scaridae, a family of marine fishes.

Etymologies

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Scarus +‎ -oid

Examples

  • To the natives of the island this jewel of the sea is known as “Oo-ril-ee,” and to scientists as belonging to the scaroid family.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • To the natives of the island this jewel of the sea is known as "Oo-ril-ee," and to scientists as belonging to the scaroid family.

    Confessions of a Beachcomber

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