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her·ring

 (hĕr′ĭng)
n. pl. herring or her·rings
Any of various silvery fishes of the family Clupeidae, especially the commercially important Clupea harengus of the northern Atlantic Ocean and C. pallasii of the northern Pacific Ocean.

[Middle English hering, from Old English hǣring.]

herring

(ˈhɛrɪŋ)
n, pl -rings or -ring
(Animals) any marine soft-finned teleost fish of the family Clupeidae, esp Clupea harengus, an important food fish of northern seas, having an elongated body covered, except in the head region, with large fragile silvery scales
[Old English hǣring; related to Old High German hāring, Old Frisian hēring, Dutch haring]

her•ring

(ˈhɛr ɪŋ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -ring, (esp. for kinds or species) -rings.
1. an important food fish, Clupea harengus harengus, found in enormous schools in the N Atlantic.
2. a similar fish, Clupea harengus pallasii, of the N Pacific.
3. any fish of the family Clupeidae, including herrings, shads, and sardines.
[before 900; Middle English hering, Old English hǣring, c. Old High German hāring]
her′ring•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacificherring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
Clupea harangus, herring - commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
kipper, kippered herring - salted and smoked herring
bloater - large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked
pickled herring - herring preserved in a pickling liquid (usually brine or vinegar)
smoked herring, red herring - a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
brisling, sprat - small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
whitebait - minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
2.herring - commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
Clupea, genus Clupea - type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus harengus - important food fish; found in enormous shoals in the northern Atlantic
Clupea harengus pallasii, Pacific herring - important food fish of the northern Pacific
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

herring

noun
Related words
collective nouns shoal, glean
young alevin, brit, sparling
Translations
سَمَكُ الرَّنـجَةُسَمَك الرَّنْكَه
sleď
sild
sillisilakka
haringasleđ
hering
síld
ニシン
청어
silkė
siļķe
sleď
sleđслеђ
sillströmming
ปลาเฮอริ่ง
оселедець
cá trích

herring

[ˈherɪŋ]
A. N (herrings or herring (pl)) → arenque m
red herring (fig) → pista f falsa, despiste m
B. CPD herring gull Ngaviota f argéntea
the herring pond N (hum) → el charco
to cross the herring pondcruzar el charco

herring

[ˈhɛrɪŋ] nhareng m

herring


herring

:
herringbone
n
(= pattern)Fischgrät m
(Ski) → Grätenschritt m
adj attr herring patternFischgrät(en)muster nt; herring suitAnzug mmit Fischgrätmuster
herringbone stitch
nHexenstich m
herring gull
nSilbermöwe f
herring pond
n (hum inf)großer Teich (hum)

herring

[ˈhɛrɪŋ] naringa

herring

(ˈheriŋ) plurals ˈherring ~ˈherrings noun
a small, edible kind of sea fish.

herring

سَمَكُ الرَّنـجَةُ sleď sild Hering ρέγγα arenque silli hareng haringa aringa ニシン 청어 haring sild śledź arenque сельдь sill ปลาเฮอริ่ง ringa balığı cá trích
References in classic literature ?
There be three Herrings loitering around, Longing to share that mossy seat: Each Herring tries to sing what she has found That makes Life seem so sweet.
The peasant's gossip had been of the hunt, of the bracken, of the gray-headed kites that had nested in Wood Fidley, and of the great catch of herring brought back by the boats of Pitt's Deep.
Both, says I; and let's have a couple of smoked herring by way of variety.
The fish were all quite small, generally about the size of a herring, and of every variety.
Every one knows that by the peculiar cunning of their gills, the finny tribes in general breathe the air which at all times is combined with the element in which they swim, hence, a herring or a cod might live a century, and never once raise its head above the surface.
If he takes it ill, why it'll be a herring across John's tracks, and perhaps all for the best.
to pack up the first personage of the English revolution like a herring.
The herring schooled and the fishing village woke to life.
If a pack can track a trailed herring across a shire, how far can a specially-trained hound follow so pungent a smell as this?
But this boy could do it--seventy feet I know he cleared in one dive from the rigging--clenched hands on chest, head thrown back, sailing more like a bird, upward and out, and out and down, body flat on the air so that if it struck the surface in that position it would be split in half like a herring.
In this way, too, she used to catch herrings on Tuesdays and Fridays--when everybody on the boat ate fish to make the beef last longer.
The men went into the dining-room and went up to a table, laid with six sorts of spirits and as many kinds of cheese, some with little silver spades and some without, caviar, herrings, preserves of various kinds, and plates with slices of French bread.