Herring definition

hĕrĭng
Frequency:
A surname​.
pronoun
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Any of various silvery fishes of the family Clupeidae, especially the commercially important Clupea harengus of the northern Atlantic Ocean and C. pallasii of the northern Pacific Ocean.
noun
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Any of various clupeid fishes; esp., a small, silvery food fish (Clupea harengus) of northern seas that is canned as a sardine.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
herring
Plural:
herrings

Origin of herring

  • Middle English hering from Old English hǣring

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition