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fish meal

or fishmeal

noun

  1. dried fish ground for use as fertilizer, animal feed, or an ingredient in other foods.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fish meal1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

One in four boats, about 25% of total fish vessels, are used to process fish meal which is going to feed animals.

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The demand for fish, especially shrimp and salmon, is growing a lot faster than other meats, and they are super-dependent on fish meal.

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Eight state parks and the woodsy beauty of Superior National Forest line the byway, and folksy shoreline towns serve up local fish meals.

Late summer and autumn shallow-water shrimping is often done using fish meal “bait” to attract shrimp to an area for cast-netting.

Then they ate fish-meal with train-oil instead of butter, and for a second course toasted bread and blubber.

When this fish meal was past the last observance of the fourth day of the Cha′-ka ceremonial was ended.

I have ordered a fish meal for myself, some salt-fish, some mushrooms and cabbage.

These we fried in some of its blubber, and so had our only “fresh” fish meal during the whole of our drift on the ice.

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