any of numerous fishes of the family Sparidae, chiefly inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas, comprising the porgies, the scups, etc.
belonging or pertaining to the Sparidae.
any marine percoid fish of the chiefly tropical and subtropical family Sparidae, having a deep compressed body and well-developed teeth: includes the sea breams and porgies
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Sparidae
Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of promazine.
adjective 1. economical (often followed by in or of). 2. lenient or merciful. 3. scanty; limited. verb (used with object), spared, sparing. 1. to refrain from harming or destroying; leave uninjured; forbear to punish, hurt, or destroy: to spare one’s enemy. 2. to deal gently or leniently with; show consideration for: His harsh criticism spared […]
- Sparing action
sparing action spar·ing action (spâr’ĭng) n. The manner in which the presence of a nonessential nutritive component in the diet lowers an organism’s requirement for an essential component.
adjective 1. economical (often followed by in or of). 2. lenient or merciful. 3. scanty; limited. adjective 1. sometimes foll by with or of. economical or frugal (with) 2. scanty; meagre 3. merciful or lenient