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clupeid

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

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