Clupeid meaning

klo͝o'pē-ĭd
Any of various fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
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Any of a family (Clupeidae, order Clupeiformes) of soft-finned, bony fishes, as herring or sardines.
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Of this family of fishes.
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Any of many soft-finned fish of the family Clupeidae.
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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