clupeoid

[ kloo-pee-oid ]
/ ˈklu piˌɔɪd /

adjective

resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.

noun

a clupeoid fish.

Origin of clupeoid

1875–80; < New Latin Clupeid(ae) (see clupeid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for clupeoid

clupeoid

/ (ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd) /

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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