matjes herring

young herring that have not spawned, often prepared with vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.
Also called matjes.

partial translation of Dutch maatjesharing; matjes-, earlier maetgens-, maeghdekins-, equivalent to maagd maid + -kin -kin + -s 's1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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