thread herring

noun

Definition of thread herring

  1. 1 :  gizzard shad

  2. 2 :  either of two herrings: a :  a herring (Opisthonema oglinum) of the West Indies and east coast of the U.S. having the last ray of the dorsal fin long and slender b :  a very similar fish (O. libertate) of the west coast of tropical America

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