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3 definitions found
 for Sciaena aquila
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sciaenoid \Sci*ae"noid\, a. [L. sciaena a kind of fish (fr. Gr.
     ?) + -oid.] (Zool.)
     Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous
     marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra or
     Sciaena aquila), and fish of the drum and croaker
     families. The croaker is so called because it may make a
     croaking noise by use of its bladder; the Atlantic croaker
     ({Micropogonias undulatus, formerly Micropogon undulatus)
     and the squeteague are a members of the croaker family, and
     the kingfish is a drum.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meagre \Mea"gre\, n. [F. maigre.] (Zool.)
     A large European sciaenoid fish ({Sciaena umbra or Sciaena
     aquila), having white bloodless flesh. It is valued as a
     food fish. [Written also maigre.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Sciaena aquila
      n 1: large European marine food fish [syn: maigre, maiger,
           Sciaena aquila]

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