menhaden

noun men·ha·den \ men-ˈhā-dᵊn , mən- \

Definition of menhaden

plural menhaden also menhadens
:a marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the herring family abundant along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. where it is used for bait or converted into oil and fertilizer; also :any of several congeneric fishes

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Origin and Etymology of menhaden

of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett munnawhatteaûg menhaden


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menhaden

noun men·ha·den \ men-ˈhā-dᵊn \

Definition of menhaden for Students

plural menhaden
: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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