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Definition 1: commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for herring in the sense of this definition

(herring is a kind of ...) any fish used for food by human beings

(herring is a kind of ...) any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas

(... is a kind of herring ) important food fish; found in enormous shoals in the northern Atlantic

(... is a kind of herring ) important food fish of the northern Pacific

(herring is a part of ...) valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled

(... is a member of herring) type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings

Definition 2: valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled - [noun denoting food]

(herring is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from the sea used as food

(... is a kind of herring ) salted and smoked herring

(... is a kind of herring ) large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked

(... is a kind of herring ) herring preserved in a pickling liquid (usually brine or vinegar)

(... is a kind of herring ) a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color

(... is a kind of herring ) small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

(... is a kind of herring ) minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole

(... is part of herring) commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific

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