Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.