Definition of carangid in English:

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carangid

Pronunciation: /kəˈranjid/ /-ˈraNGɡid/

noun

Zoology
A marine fish of the jack family (Carangidae), whose members typically have a sloping forehead and two dorsal fins.
Example sentences
  • Eagle rays, manta rays, sharks, barracudas and carangids can easily be seen in the blue.
  • The outer shelf assemblage was primarily composed of oceanic pelagic taxa, such as carangids and scombrids, and mesopelagic taxa.
  • Among these fishes the carangids and the ribbon fishes could be effectively utilised for surimi production in our country.

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Carangidae (plural), from the genus name Caranx.

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Syllabification: ca·ran·gid

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