Definition of saury in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsôrē/

noun (plural sauries)

A long slender-bodied edible marine fish with an elongated snout.
  • Family Scomberesocidae: four genera and species, including Scomberesox saurus of the Atlantic (also called skipper2), and Cololabis saira of the Pacific.
Example sentences
  • Taiwanese fishing boats have begun fishing for saury in waters around Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.
  • South Korea has said the fisheries accord allows up to 26 of its boats to fish for saury in waters close to the islands, known in Russia as the Southern Kurils and called the Northern Territories in Japan.
  • Under an accord struck in December, Russia says it will allow South Korean boats to catch 15,000 tons of saury around the islands from July 15 to Nov.15.


Late 18th century: perhaps via late Latin from Greek sauros 'horse mackerel'.

Words that rhyme with saury

cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, furore, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, storey, story, Tory, vainglory

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Syllabification: sau·ry

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