menhaden oil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n menhaden oil a fatty oil obtained from the menhaden fish and used in paint and ink and in treating leather
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Usage

In literature:

It was not until about 1850 that the value of menhaden oil was recognized.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
The whole process of rendering menhaden into oil is less offensive to the olfactories than might be supposed.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
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