clupe

, «us (L). A shield; a river fish

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  • clupe — obs. form of clepe v., to call …   Useful english dictionary

  • clupe — sb. See clipie …   Oldest English Words

  • clupă — CLÚPĂ, clupe, s.f. 1. Instrument în formă de compas, care serveşte la măsurarea diametrului trunchiurilor de arbori; compas forestier. 2. Unealtă manuală formată dintr un cadru închis şi din braţe de acţionare, în interiorul căreia se prind… …   Dicționar Român

  • clupeid — noun any of numerous soft finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas • Syn: ↑clupeid fish • Hypernyms: ↑soft finned fish, ↑malacopterygian • Hyponyms: ↑shad, ↑alewife, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clupeid — /klooh pee id/, n. 1. any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including the herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the family Clupeidae. [1875 80; < NL Clupeidae, equiv. to Clupe(a) …   Universalium

  • clipie — v. a. == call. 472 B.; [clipen]. 1182 B.; [clupe]. RG. 410. pret. ‘clepude.’ RG. 10. part. ‘yclepud.’ RG. 10. AS. clypian …   Oldest English Words

  • clupeid — clu•pe•id [[t]ˈklu pi ɪd[/t]] n. ich any of the Clupeidae, a family of chiefly marine, teleostean fishes, including herrings, sardines, menhaden, and shad • Etymology: 1875–80; < NL Clupeidae < Clupe(a) a genus (L: a small river fish) …   From formal English to slang

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