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Definition of herring:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

brill, bouillabaisse, Clupea Harangus, fillet, dab, bream, bloater, filet, coelacanth, chowder.

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