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sparoid

Translation
sparoid
/spair"oyd, spar"-/, adj.
1. resembling or pertaining to the porgy family, Sparidae.
n.
2. a sparoid fish.
[1830-40; < NL Sparoides, equiv. to Spar(us) (see SPARID) + -oides -OID]

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