mossbunker

[maws-buhng-ker, mos-]

Origin of mossbunker

1785–95, Americanism; < Dutch marsbanker
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British Dictionary definitions for mossbunker

mossbunker

noun
  1. US another name for menhaden

Word Origin for mossbunker

C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel
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