clupeoid

[kloo-pee-oid]

adjective

resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.

noun

a clupeoid fish.

Nearby words

  1. clunkhead,
  2. clunky,
  3. cluny,
  4. cluny lace,
  5. clupeid,
  6. clurman,
  7. clurman, harold,
  8. clusium,
  9. cluster,
  10. cluster area

Origin of clupeoid

1875–80; < New Latin Clupeid(ae) (see clupeid) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for clupeoid

clupeoid

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon

noun

any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli

Word Origin for clupeoid

C19: from Latin clupea small fish + -oid

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