round herring

noun

Definition of round herring

: any of numerous small mostly tropical marine fishes (family Dussumieriidae) resembling the herrings but having the belly smooth and rounded

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First Known Use of round herring

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Round herring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round%20herring. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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