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clupeid

[kloo-pee-id]
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noun
  1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae.

Origin of clupeid

1875–80; < New Latin Clupeidae, equivalent to Clupe(a) the type genus (Latin: a small river fish) + -idae -id2
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clupeid

noun
  1. any widely distributed soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, typically having oily flesh, and including the herrings, sardines, shad, etc
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Clupeidae

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Clupeidae, from Latin clupea small river fish
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