• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Perciform (Zoöl) Pertaining to the Perciformes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • perciform Having the form or structure of a perch; percoid; of or pertaining to the Perciformes.
    • n perciform A percoid fish; a member of the Perciformes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Perciform percoid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., & L. perca, a perch + -form,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. perche—L. perca—Gr. perkē, a perch, prob. conn. with perknos, spotted.