Definition of Family Osmeridae
1. Noun. Smelts.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Isospondyli, Order Isospondyli
Member holonyms: Smelt, Genus Osmerus, Osmerus, Genus Mallotus, Mallotus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Osmeridae
Literary usage of Family Osmeridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New English Canaan Text & Notes by Jack Dempsey (2001)
"... my household see Bio Chs. 5-8 282 Smelts various species of the family Osmeridae, both salt and fresh water varieties found in the Arctic. ..."
2. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"During the 1976/ 1977 winter, fish, primarily of the family osmeridae, were the most important prey, followed by euphausiids of the genus Thysanoessa, ..."