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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific; Valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific.

Usage examples (37)
  • In crime fiction, a red herring is often put there to fool or distract you.
  • Red Herrings: A red herring is defined as something that draws attention away from the central issue.
  • If a herring is dragged across a trail that hounds are following, it throws them off the scent. mo-wo Said,
  • The herring is a favorite article of food in Germany and poor for more
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