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mossbunker

[maws-buhng-ker, mos-] /ˈmɔsˌbʌŋ kər, ˈmɒs-/
noun
1.
the menhaden.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism; < Dutch marsbanker
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British Dictionary definitions for moss bunker

mossbunker

/ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə/
noun
1.
(US) another name for menhaden
Word Origin
C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel
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