lake herring


lake herring
noun
1. cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
Syn: ↑cisco
Hypernyms: ↑whitefish
Part Holonyms: ↑cisco, ↑Coregonus artedi
2. important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
Syn: ↑cisco, ↑Coregonus artedi
Hypernyms: ↑whitefish
Member Holonyms: ↑Coregonus, ↑genus Coregonus
Part Meronyms: ↑cisco

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noun
: a cisco (Leucichthys artedi) found from Lake Memphremagog to Lake Superior and northward and important as a commercial food fish; broadly : cisco

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a cisco or whitefish, esp. Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes.
[1835-45, Amer.]

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lake herring see ↑cisco
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Main Entry:lake

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lake herring,
= cisco. (Cf.cisco)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lake herring — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lake herring — ☆ lake herring n. a trout (Coregonus artedii) of the Great Lakes …   English World dictionary

  • lake herring — /ˈleɪk hɛrɪŋ/ (say layk hering) noun (plural lake herring or lake herrings) → freshwater herring (defs 3 and 4). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • lake herring — aliaskinis omulis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Coregonus laurettas angl. Bering cisco; freshwater herring; lake herring rus. беринговоморский омуль ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sykai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lake herring — Powan Pow an, Powen Pow en, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small British lake whitefish ({Coregonus clupeoides}, or {Coregonus ferus}); called also {gwyniad} and {lake herring}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lake herring — sibirinė seliava statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Coregonus sardinella angl. lake herring; least cisco; Siberian cisco rus. сибирская ряпушка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sykai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lake herring — noun Date: 1842 a cisco (Coregonus artedii) found from the Mississippi River basin, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River northward and important as a commercial food fish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lake herring — a cisco or whitefish, esp. Coregonus artedii, of the Great Lakes. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * also called  Cisco,         any of several whitefish (q.v.) species. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lake — Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake dwellers — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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