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n. pl. saury or saur·ies
Any of several edible marine fishes of the family Scomberesocidae, having a slender body and elongated beak-like jaws.
[From New Latin saurus, lizard, from Greek sauros.]
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n, pl -ries
(Animals) any teleost fish, such as the Atlantic Scomberesox saurus of the family Scomberesocidae of tropical and temperate seas, having an elongated body and long toothed jaws. Also called: skipper
[C18: perhaps from Late Latin saurus; see saurel]
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n., pl. -ries.
1. a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean.
2. a similar fish, Cololabissaira, of the Pacific Ocean, having an elongated body.
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