any of a family (Clupeidae, order Clupeiformes) of soft-finned, bony fishes, as herring or sardines
Origin of clupeid; from Modern Latin Clupea (; from Classical Latin clupea, kind of small river fish) + -id
of this family of fishes
Any of various fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
Origin of clupeidFrom New Latin Clupeidae, family name, from Latin clupea, a kind of small fish.