mossbunker

[ maws-buhng-ker, mos- ]
/ ˈmɔsˌbʌŋ kər, ˈmɒs- /

noun

the menhaden.

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Origin of mossbunker

1785–95, Americanism; < Dutch marsbanker

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British Dictionary definitions for mossbunker

mossbunker
/ (ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə) /

noun

US another name for menhaden

Word Origin for mossbunker

C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel
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