Meaning of herring
Pronunciation: (her'ing), [key]
— pl. -ring, -rings.
- an important food fish, Clupea harengus harengus, found in enormous shoals in the North Atlantic.
- a similar fish, Clupea harengus pallasii, of the North Pacific.
- any fish of the family Clupeidae, including herrings, shads, and sardines.
- any of various fishes resembling the herring but of unrelated families.
- herring (Thesaurus)