Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?

lake herring

a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.
Origin of lake herring
1835-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for lake herring
Historical Examples
  • The water abounded in little fish, but they were lake herring, which are really not herring at all, and will not take a hook.

    The Island of Yellow Sands E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • Being confined to small lakes, the cisco does not grow so large as the lake herring.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for lake herring

lake herring

another name for cisco
another name for powan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lake herring

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lake

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for lake herring