Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Related or belonging to the Sciænidæ; sciæniform.
  • noun A member of the Sciæniformes or Sciænidæ.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Sciænidæ, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre (Sciaena umbra or Sciaena aquila), and fish of the drum and croaker families. The croaker is so called because it may make a croaking noise by use of its bladder; the Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus, formerly Micropogon undulatus) and the squeteague are a members of the croaker family, and the kingfish is a drum.

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

  • adjective zoology Of or relating to the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes.
  • noun zoology Any of the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes.

Etymologies

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Latin sciaena a kind of fish (from Ancient Greek) + -oid.

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