Associations to the word «Herring»


HERRING, noun. A type of small, oily fish of the genus Clupea, often used as food.
HERRING, noun. Fish in the family Clupeidae.
HERRING, noun. Fish similar to those in genus Clupea, many of those in the order Clupeiformes.
HERRING, proper noun. A surname​.
HERRING BODIES, noun. Plural of Herring body
HERRING BODY, noun. (anatomy) A neurosecretory structure found in the posterior pituitary, where hormones are temporarily stored. They represent the terminal end of the axons from the hypothalamus.
HERRING GULL, noun. A group of large seagulls in the Larus genus.
HERRING GULL, noun. Specifically the European herring gull.
HERRING GULLS, noun. Plural of herring gull

Dictionary definition

HERRING, noun. Valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled.
HERRING, noun. Commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific.

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