matjes herring

matjes herring

[maht-yuhs]
noun
young herring that have not spawned, often prepared with vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.
Also called matjes.


Origin:
partial translation of Dutch maatjesharing; matjes-, earlier maetgens-, maeghdekins-, equivalent to maagd maid + -kin -kin + -s 's1

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