menhaden
noun (plural -den; also -dens) Etymology: of Algonquian origin; akin to Narragansett munnawhatteaûg menhaden Date: 1765 a marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the herring family abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States where it is used for bait or converted into oil and fertilizer; also any of several congeneric fishes

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  • menhaden — ● menhaden nom masculin Hareng des côtes de Louisiane et de Virginie, objet d une pêche industrielle. ⇒MENHADEN, subst. masc. Hareng des côtes atlantiques de l Amérique du Nord. On trouve également une espèce de hareng appelé menhaden sur les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • menhaden — ☆ menhaden [men hād′ n ] n. pl. menhaden or menhadens [< AmInd (Algonquian) name: orig. sense prob. “fertilizer”] any of a genus (Brevoortia) of clupeid fishes of the W Atlantic, used for bait or for making oil and fertilizer …   English World dictionary

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menhaden — (Bunker, Alosa tyrannus Latr.), ein der Alse nahe verwandter und sehr ähnlicher Fisch, wird an den atlantischen Küsten Nordamerikas jährlich zu Millionen gefangen und zu Tran und Fischguano verarbeitet. Der Wert der jährlichen Ausbeute beträgt ca …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Menhaden — Menhaden, Bunker (Clupĕa tyrannus Latrobe), kleiner Fisch der Heringsgattg., an der atlant. Küste Nordamerikas, als amerik. Sardine im Handel, aber hauptsächlich auf Tran verarbeitet (Preßrückstände liefern Fischguano) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • menhaden — (n.) kind of herring, 1792, from Algonquian (probably Narragansett) munnawhateaug (noted from 1643), lit. they fertilize, because the abundant little fishes were used by the Indians as fertilizer …   Etymology dictionary

  • menhaden — menhàden m DEFINICIJA zool. riba koštunjača iz porodice Clupeidae, prerađuje se u riblje brašno ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ← egz. (algonkijski) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Menhaden — Pogy redirects here. For the United States Navy submarines of that name, see USS Pogy. For U.S. Navy ships named Menhaden, see USS Menhaden. Menhaden, also known as mossbunker, bunker and pogy, are forage fish of the genera Brevoortia and… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Menhaden — Men|ha|den [mɛn he:dn̩], der; s, s [engl. menhaden, aus dem Algonkin (nordamerik. Indianerspr.)]: heringsähnlicher Speisefisch Nordamerikas …   Universal-Lexikon

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