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noun pl. menhaden menhaden or men·ha·dens
Origin: Probably blend of Narragansett munnawhatteaûg, a herring-like fish
Origin: ; akin to munnohquohteau, he enriches the land (from its use as a fertilizer)
Origin: and English dialectal poghaden (probably of Algonquian origin).
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