fishmeal

fish meal

noun
dried fish ground for use as fertilizer, animal feed, or an ingredient in other foods.
Also, fishmeal.


Origin:
1850–55

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fishmeal (ˈfɪʃˌmiːl)
 
n
ground dried fish used as feed for farm animals, as a fertilizer, etc

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fishmeal

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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