plural noun
Sal·​mon·​i·​dae | \ salˈmänəˌdē \

Definition of Salmonidae

: a family of soft-finned fishes (suborder Salmonoidea) including as generally understood the salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes all of which are elongate and shapely and have the last vertebrae upturned

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History and Etymology for Salmonidae

New Latin, from Salmon-, Salmo, type genus + -idae

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“Salmonidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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