American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various widely distributed soft-finned fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
- adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the family Clupeidae.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Clupeidæ. Also clupeoid.
- n. Any of many soft-finned fish of the family Clupeidae
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
- From New Latin Clupeidae, family name, from Latin clupea, a kind of small fish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The larva of the horse-mackerel, on the other hand, is like a tadpole; it swims better than a clupeid larva of the same size - thus enabling it to flee predators more easily - and it has a bigger mouth to capture more and bigger prey.”
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