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bloater1

Syllabification: bloat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈblōdər
 
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noun

A herring cured by salting and light smoking.
Example sentences
  • Many a person has gone away smiling after eating one of these red herring, bloaters or kippers.
  • The smokehouse smokes anything that stands still for long enough; pheasant, ham hocks, bloaters, garlic, eel, sausages.
  • Yarmouth bloaters soon acquired a national reputation and the town remained in the top ten until the later 18th cent.

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bloater2

Syllabification: bloat·er
Pronunciation: /ˈblōdər
 
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noun

Another term for cisco.
Example sentences
  • Consider two such species, the shortnose cisco and the bloater.
  • ‘Cisco’ is the name the Indians gave to several varieties of fish found in the Great Lakes, commonly known as lake herring, bloater, cisco, and long-jaw.

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