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clupeid

[kloo-pee-id] /ˈklu pi ɪd/
noun
1.
any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin Clupeidae, equivalent to Clupe(a) the type genus (Latin: a small river fish) + -idae -id2
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clupeid

/ˈkluːpɪɪd/
noun
1.
any widely distributed soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, typically having oily flesh, and including the herrings, sardines, shad, etc
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Clupeidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Clupeidae, from Latin clupea small river fish
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