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Any of various fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines.
[From New Latin Clupeidae, family name, from Latin clupea, a kind of small fish.]
(Animals) any widely distributed soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, typically having oily flesh, and including the herrings, sardines, shad, etc
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Clupeidae
[C19: from New Latin Clupeidae, from Latin clupea small river fish]
clu•pe•id(ˈklu pi ɪd)
any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad.
[1875–80; < New Latin Clupeidae <Clupe(a) a genus (Latin: a small river fish)]
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|Noun||1.||clupeid - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas|
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
Alosa pseudoharengus, Pomolobus pseudoharengus, alewife - shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus
Brevoortia tyrannis, menhaden - shad-like North American marine fishes used for fish meal and oil and fertilizer
Clupea harangus, herring - commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned