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lake herring

noun
1.
a cisco or whitefish, especially Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.
Origin of lake herring
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • The cisco is somewhat smaller than the lake-herring, but otherwise it is about the same.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for lake-herring

lake herring

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