Definition of king of the herrings in English:

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king of the herrings


Another term for allis shad and oarfish.
Example sentences
  • The oarfish, or king of the herrings, Regalecus glesne, is an obvious candidate for sea-serpent sightings.
  • The rarely seen king of the herrings is the world's longest bony fish and has been documented to 41 feet in length, with reports to 50 feet, and 600 pounds.
  • One of the alternate names for the oarfish is King of the Herrings. It grows to over 20 feet in length!
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