Larus argentatus
Herring Her"ring (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng), n. [OE. hering, AS. h[ae]ring; akin to D. haring, G. h["a]ring, hering, OHG. haring, hering, and prob. to AS. here army, and so called because they commonly move in large numbers. Cf. {Harry}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of various species of fishes of the genus {Clupea}, and allied genera, esp. the common round or English herring ({Clupea harengus}) of the North Atlantic. Herrings move in vast schools, coming in spring to the shores of Europe and America, where they are salted and smoked in great quantities. [1913 Webster]

{Herring gull} (Zo["o]l.), a large gull which feeds in part upon herrings; esp., {Larus argentatus} in America, and {Larus cachinnans} in England. See {Gull}.

{Herring hog} (Zo["o]l.), the common porpoise.

{King of the herrings}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The chim[ae]ra ({Chimaera monstrosa}) which follows the schools of herring. Called also {rabbit fish} in the U. K. See {Chim[ae]ra}. (b) The opah. [1913 Webster]


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