clupeid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin clupea, a small river fish Date: 1942 herring 2

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  • clupeid — n. any of numerous soft finned schooling food fishes of the family {Clupeidae}, inhabiting the shallow waters of northern seas. The group includes the herrings, menhaden, sardines, and shad. Syn: herring, clupeid fish. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clupeid — [klo͞o′pē id΄] n. [< ModL Clupea (< L clupea, kind of small river fish) + ID] any of a family (Clupeidae, order Clupeiformes) of soft finned, bony fishes, as herring or sardines adj. of this family of fishes …   English World dictionary

  • clupeid — noun any of numerous soft finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas • Syn: ↑clupeid fish • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑shad, ↑alewife, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clupeid — /klooh pee id/, n. 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae. [1875 80; < NL Clupeidae, equiv. to Clupe(a) …   Universalium

  • clupeid — noun Any of many soft finned fish of the family Clupeidae …   Wiktionary

  • clupeid — clu|peid Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • clupeid — clu·pe·id …   English syllables

  • clupeid — clu•pe•id [[t]ˈklu pi ɪd[/t]] n. ich any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad • Etymology: 1875–80; < NL Clupeidae < Clupe(a) a genus (L: a small river fish) …   From formal English to slang

  • clupeid — /ˈklupiɪd/ (say kloohpeeid) noun 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of (chiefly) marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. –adjective 2. relating to the family Clupeidae. {New Latin Clupeidae, plural, from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clupeid fish — noun any of numerous soft finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas • Syn: ↑clupeid • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑shad, ↑alewife, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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