wolf herring

noun

Definition of wolf herring

: a large greatly elongated voracious clupeoid fish (Chirocentrus dorab or possibly related species) that has long powerful fangs, is widely distributed along tropical Indo-Pacific shores, and is in some areas esteemed as food though fierce and dangerous to handle

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“Wolf herring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolf%20herring. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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