from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fish of the family Clupeidæ. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
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- noun Any of many soft-finned
fishof the family Clupeidae
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- noun any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.