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menhaden

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noun men·ha·den \men-ˈhā-dən, mən-\

Definition of menhaden

plural men·ha·den also men·ha·dens

  1. :  a marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the herring family abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States where it is used for bait or converted into oil and fertilizer; also :  any of several congeneric fishes



Origin of menhaden

of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett munnawhatteaûg menhaden


First Known Use: 1765

Rhymes with menhaden



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