Definition of Sciaena

1. Noun. Type genus of the Sciaenidae: croakers.

Exact synonyms: Genus Sciaena
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Sciaenidae, Sciaenidae
Member holonyms: Jewfish, Mulloway, Sciaena Antarctica, Maiger, Maigre, Sciaena Aquila

Definition of Sciaena

1. Noun. Any of several nocturnal fish, of the genus ''Sciaena'', from the Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea; a croaker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciaena

schwannomata
schwannomatosis
schwannosis
schwarmerei
schwarmereis
schwartze
schwartzembergite
schwartzes
schwas
schwertmannite
schwertmannites
schwing
sci
sci-fi
sci.
sciaena (current term)
sciaenas
sciaenid
sciaenid fish
sciaenids
sciaenoid
sciaenoids
sciafilous
sciage
sciagraph
sciagraphical
sciagraphs
sciagraphy
scialytic
sciamachies

Literary usage of Sciaena

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1. Travels in New Zealand: With Contributions to the Geography, Geology, Botany by Ernst Dieffenbach (1843)
"(sciaena lineata, G. Forster, fig. pict. 2, t. 204. JR Forster, MS. II. ... (sciaena ciliaris, G. Forster, 2, t. 205, and 2, t.. JR Forster, II. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1900)
"Known, we believe, only from the original description. 70. sciaena ... sciaena fasciata (Tschudi). ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1834)
"This observer, or his editor Ray, speak of the sciaena only with hesitation, ... Linnaeus gives to this complex species the name of sciaena umbra, ..."

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