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clupeoid

[kloo-pee-oid] /ˈklu piˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a fish of the family Clupeidae; clupeid.
noun
2.
a clupeoid fish.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin Clupeid(ae) (see clupeid) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for clupeoid

clupeoid

/ˈkluːpɪˌɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Isospondyli (or Clupeiformes), a large order of soft-finned fishes, including the herrings, salmon, and tarpon
noun
2.
any fish belonging to the order Isospondyli
Word Origin
C19: from Latin clupea small fish + -oid
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