elops

noun \ˈeˌläps, ˈēˌ-\

Definition of elops

  1. 1 plural elops or elopses obsolete :  a marine animal sometimes identified as the sturgeon; also :  sea serpent

  2. 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 — more at lepid-


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