plural noun

: a suborder of soft-finned fishes (order Isospondyli) that includes the salmons and trouts and numerous other forms (as the graylings, smelts, and capelins) having an adipose fin

Word History


New Latin, from Salmon-, Salmo + -oidea or -oidei

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“Salmonoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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