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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Saury \Sau"ry\, n.; pl. Sauries. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.) A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack, skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring. [1913 Webster]