type genus of the Elopidae: tenpounder
Syn: ↑genus Elops
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Elopidae, ↑family Elopidae
Member Meronyms: ↑ladyfish, ↑tenpounder, ↑Elops saurus

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\\ˈeˌläps, ˈēˌ-\ noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek ellops, elops, a fish; perhaps akin to Greek lepis scale — more at lepid-
1. plural elops or elopses obsolete : a marine animal sometimes identified as the sturgeon; also : sea serpent
2. capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a genus (the type of the family Elopidae) of fishes of the order Isospondyli that are related to the tarpons and contain the ten-pounder (E. saurus)

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elops /elˈops/
1. See ↑ellops
2. (with cap) a genus of fish (family Elopidae) related to the tarpon
ORIGIN: See ety of ↑ellops

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var. of ellops.

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