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lake herring

noun
  1. a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.
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Origin of lake herring

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples of lake herring

  • The cisco is somewhat smaller than the lake-herring, but otherwise it is about the same.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall


British Dictionary definitions for lake herring

lake herring

noun
  1. another name for cisco
  2. another name for powan
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