matjes herring

[ maht-yuhs ]
/ ˈmɑt yəs /


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

Origin of matjes herring

partial translation of Dutch maatjesharing; matjes-, earlier maetgens-, maeghdekins-, equivalent to maagdmaid + -kin-kin + -s's1

Words nearby matjes herring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020