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adj. & n.
Any of various fishes of the family Serranidae, including groupers and sea bass.
[From New Latin Serranidae, family name, from Latin serra, saw, sawfish.]
serranid(səˈrænɪd; ˈsɛrə-) or
(Animals) any of numerous mostly marine percoid fishes of the family Serranidae: includes the sea basses, sea perches, groupers, and jewfish
(Zoology) of or belonging to the family Serranidae
[C19: from New Latin Serranidae, from serrānus genus name from Latin serra sawfish]
ser•ra•nid(səˈreɪ nɪd, -ˈrɑ-, -ˈræn ɪd)
1. any of numerous percoid fishes of the family Serranidae, living chiefly in warm seas, including the sea basses and groupers.adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Serranidae.
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Morone americana, white perch, silver perch - small silvery food and game fish of eastern United States streams
Morone interrupta, yellow bass - North American freshwater bass resembling the larger marine striped bass
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
soapfish - fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America