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Definition of "scombroid" []

  • Of or belonging to the suborder Scombroidei, which includes marine fishes such as the mackerel. (adjective)
  • A scombroid fish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scombroid" in a sentence
  • "The customers are believed to have been stricken by a form of food poisoning known as scombroid, which occurs when there is a high level of histamine in raw or uncooked fish, said Mr. Karasick."
  • "High levels of histamine can cause an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning."
  • "And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?"