n. small marine fish

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  • Saury — Sau ry, n.; pl. {Sauries}. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo[ o]l.) A slender marine fish ({Scomberesox saurus}) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also {billfish}, {gowdnook}, {gawnook}, {skipper}, {skipjack}, {skopster},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saury — Vraisemblablement un surnom formé sur l ancien adjectif saur , qui signifie châtain (vient du latin tardif saurus , avec le même sens). Le nom est surtout porté dans l Aude, et il a dû être employé comme nom de personne (les formes Saurus et… …   Noms de famille

  • saury — [sôr′ē] n. pl. sauries [prob. < ModL saurus, fish < Gr sauros, horse mackerel, lizard] any of a family (Scomberesocidae, order Atheriniformes) of small, marine bony fishes that live near the surface of temperate seas, with a long slender… …   English World dictionary

  • Saury — Maxim Saury (* 27. Februar 1928 in Enghien les Bains, Val d Oise) ist ein französischer Klarinettist, Arrangeur und Bandleader des Dixieland Jazz. Maxim Saury begann 1949 traditionellen Jazz zu spielen, begleitete 1951 Sidney Bechet und trat in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Saury — Taxobox name = Saury image width = 240px image caption = Scomberesox saurus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Beloniformes familia = Scomberesocidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = See text for genera… …   Wikipedia

  • saury — /sawr ee/, n., pl. sauries. 1. a sharp snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean. 2. any of various related fishes. [1765 75; < NL saur(us) + Y2. See SAUREL] * * * ▪ fish       any of four species of… …   Universalium

  • saury — /ˈsɔri/ (say sawree) noun (plural saury or sauries) 1. a sharp snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, of the Atlantic. 2. any of various related fishes, especially the Pacific saury, Cololabis saira. {apparently from Greek sauros sea fish (Aristotle)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • saury — noun (plural sauries) Etymology: New Latin saurus lizard Date: circa 1771 a widely distributed fish (Scombresox saurus) of temperate waters of the Atlantic that resembles the related needlefishes; also a similar widely distributed fish (C. saira) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saury — noun A marine epipelagic fish of the family Scomberesocidae, with beaklike jaws and a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins …   Wiktionary

  • saury — [ sɔ:ri] noun (plural sauries) a long slender bodied edible marine fish with an elongated snout. [Scomberesox saurus (Atlantic), Cololabis saira (Pacific), and other species.] Origin C18: perh. via late L. from Gk sauros horse mackerel …   English new terms dictionary

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