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matjes herring

[ maht-yuhs ]
/ ˈmɑt yəs /
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noun
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 maagdmaid + -kin-kin + -s's1

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