plural noun Clu·pe·i·dae \klüˈpēəˌdē\

Definition of Clupeidae

  1. :  a large family of soft-finned teleost fishes (order Isospondyli) including the herrings, sardines, shads, menhaden, and related forms all having a narrow compressed body and forked tail

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Origin and Etymology of clupeidae

New Latin, from Clupea, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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