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cero-

(word root) wax
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ce·ro

 (sîr′ō, sĕr′ō)
n. pl. ce·ros or cero
An edible fish (Scomberomorus regalis) of western Atlantic waters, having silvery sides and a dark-blue back.

[Alteration of Spanish sierra, saw, fish of the genus Scomberomorus (from the two lines of small fins, resembling the teeth of a saw, that run between the fish's dorsal and anal fins and its tail ); see sierra.]
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cero

(ˈsɪərəʊ; ˈsɪrəʊ)
n, pl -ro or -ros
1. (Animals) a large spiny-finned food fish, Scomberomorus regalis, of warm American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc)
2. (Animals) any similar or related fish
[C19: from Spanish: saw, sawfish, altered spelling of sierra]
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ce•ro

(ˈsɪər oʊ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -ro, (esp. for kinds or species) -ros.
2. any of various related fishes.
[1880–85, Amer.; alter. of sierra]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cero - large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waterscero - large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
genus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus - Spanish mackerels
Spanish mackerel - any of several large marine food fishes of the genus Scomberomorus
kingfish - the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States
2.cero - large mackerel with long pointed snoutcero - large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil
genus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus - Spanish mackerels
Spanish mackerel - any of several large marine food fishes of the genus Scomberomorus
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