Definition of labroid in English:

labroid

Pronunciation /ˈleɪbrɔɪd/ /ˈlabrɔɪd/

noun

  • Originally: a fish of, or resembling one of, the family Labridae ; = labrid . In later use specifically: a fish of the perciform suborder Labroidei or superfamily Labroidea, which comprises the wrasses, cichlids, parrotfishes, damselfishes, and related forms.

adjective

  • Originally: of or resembling fishes of the family Labridae ; = labrid . In later use specifically: relating to or designating fishes of the suborder Labroidei or superfamily Labroidea.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Labrus, genus name + -oid.