Definition of percoid in English:

percoid

noun

Zoology
  • A fish of a large group that includes the perches, basses, jacks, snappers, grunts, sea breams, and drums.

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to the percoid group of fish.

    • ‘White perch (Morone americana Gmelin) is a percoid fish found in many estuarine and freshwater systems along the east coast of North America, from the state of South Carolina to the Canadian province of New Brunswick.’
    • ‘These and other phylogenetic hypotheses will be tested in future studies with an expanded coverage of percoid families.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Percoïdes (plural), from Latin perca perch.

Pronunciation:

percoid

/ˈpərkoid/