lake herring

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noun

a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.

Origin of lake herring

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for lake herring

lake herring

noun

another name for cisco
another name for powan
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