Definition of "clupeid" []

  • Any of various widely distributed soft-finned fishes of the family Clupeidae, which includes the herrings, menhadens, and sardines. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the family Clupeidae. (adjective)

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Use "clupeid" in a sentence
  • "The larva of the horse-mackerel, on the other hand, is like a tadpole; it swims better than a clupeid larva of the same size - thus enabling it to flee predators more easily - and it has a bigger mouth to capture more and bigger prey."