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Noun: herring (herring,herrings)  he-ring
  1. Valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
     
  2. Commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
    - Clupea harangus

Derived forms: herrings, herring

Type of: clupeid, clupeid fish, food fish, saltwater fish

Part of: Clupea, genus Clupea

Encyclopedia: Herring