thread herring


Definition of thread herring

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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“Thread herring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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