[ kloo-pee-oid ]
/ ˈklu piˌɔɪd /
resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.
a clupeoid fish.
TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!
Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Words nearby clupeoid
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for clupeoid
/ (ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon
any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli
Word Origin for clupeoid
C19: from Latin clupea small fish + -oid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012