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clupeoid

[kloo-pee-oid]
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adjective
  1. resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.
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noun
  1. a clupeoid fish.
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Origin of clupeoid

1875–80; < New Latin Clupeid(ae) (see clupeid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for clupeoid

clupeoid

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon
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noun
  1. any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin clupea small fish + -oid
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