Definition of Osmeridae
1. Noun. Smelts.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Isospondyli, Order Isospondyli
Member holonyms: Smelt, Genus Osmerus, Osmerus, Genus Mallotus, Mallotus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Osmeridae
Literary usage of Osmeridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"Other potential prey species that were not positively identified included capelin (Mallotus spp.), smelt (osmeridae; probably whitebait ..."
2. New English Canaan: Text, Notes, Biography & Criticism by Thomas Morton (1999)
"... 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, Atlantic and ..."