mossbunker


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mossbunker

(ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə)
n
(Animals) US another name for menhaden
[C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel]

men•ha•den

(mɛnˈheɪd n)

n., pl. -den.
a herringlike W Atlantic fish, Brevoortia tyrannus: important as a source of oil and fertilizer.
[1785–95, Amer.; perhaps < Narragansett (E sp.) munnawhatteaûg]