harengiform

adjective
ha·ren·gi·form | \həˈrenjəˌfȯrm\

Definition of harengiform 

: having the shape of a herring

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History and Etymology for 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

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