Definition of elops
1 plural elops or elopses obsolete : a marine animal sometimes identified as the sturgeon; also : sea serpent
2 capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus (the type of the family Elopidae) of fishes of the order Isospondyli that are related to the tarpons and contain the ten-pounder (E. saurus)
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Origin and Etymology of elops
Latin, from Greek ellops, elops, a fish; perhaps akin to Greek lepis scale
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