Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the suborder Scorpaenoidei, which includes the scorpion fishes and rockfishes.
  • n. A scorpaenoid fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the family Scorpaenidae, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes.
  • n. A scorpaenid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the family Scorpænidæ, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes. [Written also scorpænid.] See Illust. under rockfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling, related to, or belonging to the Scorpænidæ or Scorpænoidea.
  • n. A member of the family Scorpænidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fishes having the head armored with bony plates

Etymologies

From New Latin Scorpaenoīdeī, suborder name, from Scorpaena, type genus, from Latin, a kind of fish, from Greek skorpaina, feminine of skorpios, a sea fish, scorpion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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