mossbunker

mossbunker

[maws-buhng-ker, mos-]
noun
the menhaden.

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism; < Dutch marsbanker

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mossbunker (ˈmɒsˌbʌŋkə)
 
n
(US) another name for menhaden
 
[C18: from Dutch marsbanker scad, horse-mackerel]

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