fish meal


Definition of fish meal

: ground dried fish and fish waste used as fertilizer and animal food

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Recent Examples on the Web Target and bait shallow areas with fish meal or pellets, then periodically net over the sunken bait. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Small commercially-made, wire-mesh traps are available, and crabs, oysters, muscles, cat food, fish meal, and bread are all great for attracting baitfish into these traps. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 2 Jan. 2020 Capelin is caught and then sold both for direct consumption (its flavor is said to resemble herring), for fish meal and for its roe, or eggs, commonly called masago. Kendra Pierre-louis, New York Times, "Warming Waters, Moving Fish: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Iceland," 29 Nov. 2019 The list included varieties of animal feed such as alfalfa and fish meal, cancer drugs gefitinib and capecitabine, base oil for lubricants and lubricating grease, and some farm chemicals. Washington Post, "Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods by two weeks ‘as a gesture of good will’," 13 Sep. 2019 Last week, China exempted certain American imports including shrimp, fish meal, and cancer drugs, followed a couple of days later by US soy beans and pork imports, from its own tariffs. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Walking back from the trade war ledge, the US just exempted hundreds more Chinese goods from tariffs," 20 Sep. 2019 Fertilizers: Bone and fish meal in fertilizers can be attractive to pets, but eating that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy or iron toxicity. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Gardening in the Bay Area: Gardening with your pets," 19 Sep. 2019 Products covered by Wednesday’s exemptions include lubricants, insecticides and whey and fish meal for animal feed. Washington Post, "China keeps penalties on US pork, soy, eases some others," 12 Sep. 2019 The goods exempted from additional tariffs this week by China included pharmaceuticals, lubricant oil, alfalfa, fish meal and pesticides. Fortune, "China Halts Tariffs on Farm Products From States Key to 2020 Election Ahead of U.S. Trade Talks," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fish meal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Fish meal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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