matjes herring

[ maht-yuhs ]

  1. young herring that have not spawned, often prepared with vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.

Origin of matjes herring

Partial translation of Dutch maatjesharing; matjes-, earlier maetgens-, maeghdekins-, equivalent to maagdmaid + -kin-kin + -s's1
  • Also called matjes.

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