lake herring


Definition of lake herring

: a cisco (Coregonus artedii) found from the Mississippi River basin, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River northward and important as a commercial food fish

Examples of lake herring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hypothetically, Bronte said a higher lake herring population could help improve several issues now seen in the lake. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lake herring restoration is being considered for Lake Michigan," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lake herring

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Lake herring.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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