lake herring

a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.

1835–45, Americanism Unabridged
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lake herring
1.  another name for cisco
2.  another name for powan

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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.
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