noun men·ha·den \men-ˈhā-dən, mən-\
plural men·ha·den also men·ha·dens

Definition of MENHADEN

:  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

MENHADENS Defined for Kids


noun men·ha·den \men-ˈhā-dən\
plural menhaden

Definition of MENHADEN for Kids

:  a fish of the Atlantic coast of the United States that is related to the herring and is a source of oil and fertilizer


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