Brevoortia

noun Bre·voor·tia \brəˈvōrsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Brevoortia

  1. :  a genus of small marine fishes (family Clupeidae) comprising the menhadens

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Origin and Etymology of brevoortia

New Latin, probably from J. Carson Brevoort †1887 American naturalist and ichthyologist + New Latin -ia


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