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matjes herring

[maht-yuh s]
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  1. young herring that have not spawned, often prepared with vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.
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Origin of matjes herring

partial translation of Dutch maatjesharing; matjes-, earlier maetgens-, maeghdekins-, equivalent to maagd maid + -kin -kin + -s 's1
Also called mat·jes.
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