Part of speech: noun

A small food - fish.

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Usage examples "herring":

  1. It is slack time after a bad herring season. - "A Poor Man's House", Stephen Sydney Reynolds.
  2. In 1607 a whole row of red- herring houses was swept away, and since that date the records of disputes as to repairs to the harbour and petitions from the fishermen tell how greatly they have suffered from this cause. - "Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts", Rosalind Northcote.
  3. " Now just a drop to keep me company," begged Mrs Herring. - "Jonah", Louis Stone.