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salmonoid

[sal-muh-noid]
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adjective
  1. resembling a salmon.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs.
noun
  1. a salmonoid fish.

Origin of salmonoid

First recorded in 1835–45, salmonoid is from the New Latin word Salmonoidea name of the suborder. See salmon, -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for salmonoid

salmonoid

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Salmonoidea, a suborder of soft-finned teleost fishes having a fatty fin between the dorsal and tail fins: includes the salmon, whitefish, grayling, smelt, and char
  2. of, relating to, or resembling a salmon
noun
  1. any fish belonging to the suborder Salmonoidea, esp any of the family Salmonidae (salmon, trout, char)
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