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herring

Line breaks: her|ring
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛrɪŋ
 
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Definition of herring in English:

noun

A fairly small silvery fish which is most abundant in coastal waters and is of widespread commercial importance.
Example sentences
  • Like anchovies and herrings, they are small, primitive fish belonging to the group known as clupeoids.
  • These fatty acids are found in oily fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon and trout.
  • The two largest and most important of the herrings were probably blueback herring (A. aestivalis) and hickory shad (A. mediocris).

Origin

Old English hǣring, hēring, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch haring and German Hering.

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