Any of various fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
Any of a family (Clupeidae, order Clupeiformes) of soft-finned, bony fishes, as herring or sardines.
Of this family of fishes.
Other Word Forms
Origin of clupeid
- From New Latin Clupeidae family name from Latin clupea a kind of small fish
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition