plural noun Ephip·pi·dae \ə̇ˈfipəˌdē, eˈf-\

Definition of Ephippidae

  1. :  a family of chiefly tropical percoid fishes comprising the spadefishes

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Origin and Etymology of ephippidae

New Latin, from Ephippus, type genus (from Greek ephippos on horseback, riding, from epi- + hippos horse) + -idae — more at equine

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to cast off or become cast off

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