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Definition of Herrings
HerringHerring 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
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.
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