\ˈeˌläps, ˈēˌ-\

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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History and Etymology for elops

Latin, from Greek ellops, elops, a fish; perhaps akin to Greek lepis scale

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