Definition of harengiform
: having the shape of a herring
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of harengiform
harengi- (from New Latin harengus —specific epithet of the herring Clupea harengus —, from Medieval Latin harengus herring, of Germanic origin and akin to Middle Dutch harinc, hareng herring) + -form — more at herring
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up harengiform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).