noun Date: circa 1842 salmonid; also a related fish • salmonoid adjective

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  • salmonoid — [sal′mə noid΄] adj. 1. like a salmon 2. of the suborder (Salmonoidei, order Salmoniformes) of bony fishes that includes the salmons, trouts, and most smelts n. a salmonoid fish …   English World dictionary

  • Salmonoid — Sal mon*oid, a. [Salmon + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Like, or pertaining to, the {Salmonid[ae]}, a family of fishes including the trout and salmon. n. Any fish of the family {Salmonid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salmonoid — /sal meuh noyd /, adj. 1. resembling a salmon. 2. belonging or pertaining to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs. n. 3. a salmonoid fish. [1835 45; < NL Salmonoidea name of the suborder. See SALMON, OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • salmonoid — sal•mo•noid [[t]ˈsæl məˌnɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) ich resembling a salmon 2) ich a salmonoid fish • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL Salmonoidea a suborder that includes the salmon. See salmon, oid …   From formal English to slang

  • salmonoid — /ˈsælmənɔɪd/ (say salmuhnoyd) adjective 1. resembling a salmon. 2. belonging or relating to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs. –noun 3. a salmonoid fish …   Australian English dictionary

  • salmonoid — I. ˈsa(l)məˌnȯid also ˈsäm or ˈsȧm adjective Etymology: New Latin Salmonoidea 1. : like or related to the Salmonidae 2. : of or relating to Salmonoidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • salmonoid — adjective Of or pertaining to the Salmonoidea suborder of salmon …   Wiktionary

  • salmonoid — n. fish which resembles a salmon; fish of the salmon family (including salmon, trout, and whitefish) adj. (about fish) resembling a salmon; belonging to the salmon family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salmonoid — salmo·noid …   English syllables

  • thymallidae — thīˈmaləˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Thymallus, type genus (from Greek thymallos, a salmonoid fish, probably from thymon thyme; from the odor) + idae …   Useful english dictionary

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