Brevoortia

noun
Bre·​voor·​tia | \ brəˈvōrsh(ē)ə \

Definition of Brevoortia

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

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History and Etymology for Brevoortia

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

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“Brevoortia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brevoortia. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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