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 (kə-răn′jĭd, -răng′gĭd)
Any of a large family (Carangidae) of marine food and game fishes, such as the jacks and pompanos.

[From New Latin Carangidae, family name, from French carangue, mackerel, from Spanish caranga, perhaps ultimately from Latin cancer, crab.]

ca·ran′gid adj.


(kəˈrændʒɪd; -ˈræŋɡɪd) or


(Animals) any marine percoid fish of the family Carangidae, having a compressed body and deeply forked tail. The group includes the jacks, horse mackerel, pompano, and pilot fish
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Carangidae
[C19: from New Latin Carangidae, from Caranx type genus, from French carangue shad, from Spanish caranga, of obscure origin]


(kəˈræn dʒɪd)

1. any of numerous fishes of the family Carangidae, comprising the jacks, scads, pompanos, and cavallas.
2. belonging or pertaining to the carangids.
[1885–90; < New Latin Carangidae <Carang-, s. of Caranx genus name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carangid - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
horsefish, horsehead, horse-head, moonfish, Selene setapinnis, Atlantic moonfish, dollarfish - any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies
pompano - any of several deep-bodied food fishes of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Naucrates ductor, pilotfish - small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas
scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Adj.1.carangid - of or relating to fish of the family Carangidae
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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