Definition of Herrings. Meaning of Herrings. Synonyms of Herrings

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Definition of Herrings

Herring
Herring Her"ring, n. [OE. hering, AS. h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h["a]ring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. Harry.] (Zo["o]l.) One of various species of fishes of the genus Clupea, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring (C. harengus) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities. Herring gull (Zo["o]l.), a large gull which feeds in part upon herrings; esp., Larus argentatus in America, and L. cachinnans in England. See Gull. Herring hog (Zo["o]l.), the common porpoise. King of the herrings. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The chim[ae]ra (C. monstrosa) which follows the schools of herring. See Chim[ae]ra. (b) The opah.

Meaning of Herrings from wikipedia

- species are called herrings, which may be related to clupeids or just share some characteristics of herrings (such as the lake herring, which is a salmonid)...
- Red herring prospectus Shaggy dog story Snipe hunt (a fool's errand or wild goose chase) Twelve Red Herrings Oxford English Dictionary. red herring, n...
- Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is a herring in the family Clupeidae. It is one of the most abundant fish species in the world. Atlantic herrings can be...
- respectively) is an especially mild salt herring, which is made from young immature herrings. The herrings are ripened for a couple of days in oak barrels...
- recognized; the main taxon, the Atlantic herring, accounts for over half the world's commercial capture of herrings. Herrings pla**** a pivotal role in the history...
- Soused herring (maatjesharing or just maatjes in Dutch) is an especially mild salt herring, which is made from young immature herrings. The herrings are...
- Twelve Red Herrings (or 12 Red Herrings) is a 1994 short story collection by British writer and politician Jeffrey Archer. Archer challenges his readers...
- Herrings Green is a hamlet located at the south of the Eastcotts parish on the outskirts of Bedford. The settlement is close to Cotton End and Wilstead...
- plural of the singular "rollmop". The form "rollmop herrings" is also attested. Pickled herrings have been a staple in Northern Europe since Medieval...
- was found. Its "king of herrings" nickname may derive from its crownlike appendages and from being sighted near shoals of herring, which fishermen thought...
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