king of the herrings


1. the shad, genus Clupea, said to resemble a large herring.
2. any of several other fish, as the oarfish, opah, rabbit-fish.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • king of the herrings — noun 1. The shad 2. The oarfish 3. Applied also to various other fishes, such as the opah, the rabbitfish or chimera • • • Main Entry: ↑king …   Useful english dictionary

  • King of the herrings — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king of the herrings — Opah O pah, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large oceanic fish ({Lampris guttatus}), inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean. It is remarkable for its brilliant colors, which are red, green, and blue, with tints of purple and gold, covered with round silvery spots. Called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • king-of-the-herrings — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : oarfish …   Useful english dictionary

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