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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An extensive order of fishes, including the salmons, herrings, and many allied forms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of physostomous fishes with no precoracoid arch, the scapular arch suspended to the cranium, a symplectic bone, the pterotic and anterior vertebræ simple, and the parietals separated by the supraoccipital. The order includes most malacopterygian fishes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon

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