poghaden
Pauhaugen Pau*hau"gen, n. [North Amer. Indian.] (Zo["o]l.) The menhaden; -- called also {poghaden}. [1913 Webster]

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  • poghaden — the menhaden: see pauhaugen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pauhaugen — Pau*hau gen, n. [North Amer. Indian.] (Zo[ o]l.) The menhaden; called also {poghaden}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pogy — noun (plural pogies) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from poghaden, perhaps from Eastern Abenaki Date: circa 1847 menhaden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • menhaden — /men hayd n/, n., pl. menhaden. any marine clupeid fish of the genus Brevoortia, esp. B. tyrannus, resembling a shad but with a more compressed body, common along the eastern coast of the U.S., and used for making oil and fertilizer. [1635 45,… …   Universalium

  • pogy — pogy1 /poh gee, pog ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) pogy, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) pogies. 1. a porgy. 2. a viviparous perch, Amphistichus rhodoterus, found in the shallow waters off the Pacific coast of the U.S. 3. the… …   Universalium

  • pogy — I po•gy [[t]ˈpoʊ gi, ˈpɒg i[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) gy, (esp. for kinds or species) gies. 1) ich surfperch 2) ich menhaden • Etymology: 1855–60; shortening of poghaden (a Maine dial. term, perh. < Eastern Abenaki); see y II II po•gy… …   From formal English to slang

  • pogy — ☆ pogy [pō′gē; ] also [ päg′ē ] n. pl. pogies [shortened < Maine dial. poghaden, prob. < Abenaki] 1. MENHADEN 2. a surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus) …   English World dictionary

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