plural noun

: a family of rather large brilliant silvery toothless fishes related to the herrings and including among recent forms only a milkfish (Chanos chanos)

Word History


New Latin, from Chanos, type genus (from Greek chanos mouth) + New Latin -idae

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“Chanidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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