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fish meal

noun
1.
dried fish ground for use as fertilizer, animal feed, or an ingredient in other foods.
Also, fishmeal.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for fish meal
  • Raw materials used for fish meal production may vary depending on the byproducts produced during processing.
  • fish meal and fish oil are important components in the feeds for many farm-raised species, from pigs and poultry to farmed fish.
Encyclopedia Article for fish meal

coarsely ground powder made from the cooked flesh of fish. Though formerly important as a fertilizer, fish meal is now primarily used in animal feed-especially for poultry, swine, mink, farm-raised fish, and pets. Certain species of oily fish, such as menhaden, anchovy, herring, and pilchard, are the main source of fish meal and its companion product, fish oil.

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