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lake herring

noun
1.
a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples from the web for lake herring
  • The catch was dominated by species such as lake herring, lake whitefish, lake trout and suckers.
  • Publication outlining the feasibility of producing lake herring, a new potential cold water aquaculture species.
  • Over-harvest and other factors caused a steep decline in the population of lake herring.
British Dictionary definitions for lake herring

lake herring

noun
1.
another name for cisco
2.
another name for powan
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