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bloater

noun bloat·er \ ˈblō-tər \

Definition of bloater

: a large fat herring or mackerel lightly salted and briefly smoked

Origin and Etymology of bloater

obsolete bloat (to cure)


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bloater

noun

Definition of bloater

: a small silvery cisco (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes having oily flesh

Origin and Etymology of bloater


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