: a genus (sometimes the type of the family Dorosomidae or Dorosomatidae) of fishes that includes the gizzard shad and is now usually placed among the Clupeidae

Word History


New Latin, from doro- (from Greek dory wood, trunk of a tree, spear) + -soma

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“Dorosoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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