mossbunker

[ maws-buhng-ker, mos- ]

noun
  1. the menhaden.

Origin of mossbunker

1
1785–95, Americanism;<Dutch marsbanker

Words Nearby mossbunker

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British Dictionary definitions for mossbunker

mossbunker

/ (ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə) /


noun
  1. US another name for menhaden

Origin of mossbunker

1
C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel

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