percoid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n percoid any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Percoid (Zoöl) Belonging to, or resembling, the perches, or family Percidæ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • percoid Perch-like; perciform; of or pertaining to the Percoïdes or Percidæ, in any sense. A1so percoideous.
    • n percoid A perch; any member of the Percoides or Percidæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Percoid like the perch: pertaining to the perch family
    • Percoid per′koid. See Perch (1).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. perca, a perch + -oid,: cf. F. percoïde,

Usage

In literature:

It is the most typical group among the percoid (perchlike) fishes.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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