lake herring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lake herring important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
    • n lake herring cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lake herring (Zoöl) the cisco (Coregonus Artedii).
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Usage

In literature:

Large herrings are very good fish, found only in the straits and large lakes.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
A fish of the herring kind, of which thousands of barrels are annually taken and salted in Lake Ontario.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Trout are found in the rivers, and a small herring in Lake Van.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Here was a lake full of herrings and a kind of smelt.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
He was the only purple herring in all the great lakes, and was practically the King of the Herrings, and was respected as such.
"The Cassowary" by Stanley Waterloo
Being confined to small lakes, the cisco does not grow so large as the lake herring.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
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In news:

Herring Gulls are hardly unusual birds in Minnesota, particularly along the Lake Superior shore, but in all my years of watching this was the first time I've seen nests, eggs, and chicks.
10 Chefs to Compete in Lake Superior Herring Cookoff.
Topwater all summer on herring lakes.
Lake Superior Herring Wraps.
Last night in the Twin Cities Lake Superior herring were the featured menu item at a Great Lakes event at the University of Minnesota.
Herring eggs are 'Lake Superior Gold' for Grand Marais fishery.
Elite Series pro Casey Ashley has been around long enough to observe how blueback herring have changed bass fishing in the lakes near his hometown of Donalds, S.C.
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