Definition of sciaenid in English:

sciaenid

noun

Zoology
  • A fish of the drum family ("Sciaenidae"), whose members are mainly marine and important for food or sport.

    • ‘It is dominated by shallow water sciaenids and carcharhinid sharks.’
    • ‘He describes ‘croak’ sounds caused by pharyngeal stridulation from captive sciaenids.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from modern Latin Sciaenidae (plural), from the genus name Sciaena, from Greek skiaina, denoting a kind of fish.

Pronunciation:

sciaenid

/sīˈēnid/