fish meal


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

Examples of fish meal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blue Buffalo Wet Dog Food offers options with high protein levels derived from animal sources like chicken fat and fish meal. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2023 These diets may include limited ingredient options or novel protein sources like fish meal or salmon meal, which are gentle on sensitive stomachs while still providing essential animal protein. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 This could also be fish meal, where algae is added primarily to increase the omega-3 content of fish meal for fish like salmon. Katherine Martinko, Treehugger, 25 Jan. 2023 This provides the salmon with a great source of omega-3s in their diet while replacing our dependence on fish meal. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 When choosing a quality dog food, look for one that contains fresh fish or fish meal. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 In all, about 3.75 million packets — coated with a fishmeal attractant or encased in 1-inch fish meal cubes — will be distributed in nine states, ending when 1.1 million are dropped in Alabama in October. Fox News, 26 Aug. 2022 The Chinese were allegedly funding the sort of fish meal factory that has proliferated along the West African coast recently -- businesses that are devastating to the local environment, gobbling up vast quantities of fish and spewing out toxic, odorous waste. Jenni Marsh and Nectar Gan, CNN, 21 May 2021 This Nulo Freestyle recipe is high in protein thanks to its inclusion of fresh salmon and turkey meal, as well as menhaden fish meal. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fish meal was in 1854

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“Fish meal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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