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salmonoid

[sal-muh-noid] /ˈsæl məˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a salmon.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the suborder Salmonoidea, to which the salmon family belongs.
noun
3.
a salmonoid fish.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin Salmonoidea name of the suborder. See salmon, -oid
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Examples from the web for salmonoid
  • Contains distribution graphics for all the fish except the salmonoid which are listed separately.
  • The dam restricts the movement of salmonoid fish, and since it is no longer being used a proposal has been made to remove it.
  • The reservoir offers fishing for both salmonoid and spiny ray species, and millions of waterfowl use the area annually.
British Dictionary definitions for salmonoid

salmonoid

/ˈsælməˌnɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Salmonoidea, a suborder of soft-finned teleost fishes having a fatty fin between the dorsal and tail fins: includes the salmon, whitefish, grayling, smelt, and char
2.
of, relating to, or resembling a salmon
noun
3.
any fish belonging to the suborder Salmonoidea, esp any of the family Salmonidae (salmon, trout, char)
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