Engraulidae

plural noun
En·​grau·​li·​dae | \ enˈgrȯləˌdē \

Definition of Engraulidae

: a family of small fishes related to the herrings and comprising the anchovies

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History and Etymology for Engraulidae

New Latin, from Engraulis, type genus (from Greek engraulis anchovy) + -idae

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“Engraulidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Engraulidae. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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