Definition of herring :
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.
fish (part of speech: noun)
haddock, gar, anchovy, kipper, lamprey, goldfish, flounder, marlin, speckled trout, rainbow trout, hake, mackerel, bowfin, bass, swordfish, trout, tuna, fluke, minnow, ray, grouper, salmon, cod, sole, mudfish, walleye, guppy, sea horse, flatfish, eel, catfish, shark, puffer, whitefish, blackfish, sting ray, dogfish, bluegill, barracuda, sardine, crappie, smelt, turbot, tarpon, halibut, hammerhead, sunfish, fish, char, carp, albacore, pickerel, perch, goby, sturgeon, pike, sailfish
- Potatoes can be served with what you please; a dish of milk, a herring, is enough. - "Growth of the Soil", Knut Hamsun.
- On a table before the fire were scattered the remains of the nightly meal,- broiled bones, the skeleton of a herring; and the steam rose from a tumbler containing a liquid colourless as water, but poisonous as gin. - "Lucretia, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- I daresay he crossed the herring- pond to- day, and was ill; he's in such an exhausted state. - "Checkmate", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.