mossbunker
menhaden men*ha"den, n. (Zo["o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy}, {hardhead}, {whitefish}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • mossbunker — ☆ mossbunker [môs′buŋ΄kər ] n. [altered < Du marsbanker < ?] MENHADEN …   English World dictionary

  • Mossbunker — Mossbanker Moss bank er, Mossbunker Moss bunk er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The menhaded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mossbunker — /maws bung keuhr, mos /, n. the menhaden. [1785 95, Amer.; < D marsbanker] * * * …   Universalium

  • mossbunker — moss•bunk•er [[t]ˈmɔsˌbʌŋ kər, ˈmɒs [/t]] n. ich menhaden • Etymology: 1785–95, amer.; < D marsbanker, of obscure orig …   From formal English to slang

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  • bony fish — menhaden men*ha den, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brevoortia tyrannus — menhaden men*ha den, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chebog — menhaden men*ha den, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus}) of the Herring family ({Clupeidae}), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; called also {mossbunker}, {bony fish}, {chebog}, {pogy},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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