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clupeid

[ kloo-pee-id ]
/ ˈklu pi ɪd /
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noun
any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad.
adjective
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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British Dictionary definitions for clupeid

clupeid
/ (ˈkluːpɪɪd) /

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

Word Origin for clupeid

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