Meaning of “herring” in the English Dictionary

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"herring" in British English

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herringnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈher.ɪŋ/ us /ˈher.ɪŋ/ plural herrings or herring

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  • Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and herring all have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, but not many calories. 

(Definition of “herring” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"herring" in American English

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herringnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈher·ɪŋ/

a long silver fish that swims in large groups in the sea and is used as food

(Definition of “herring” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)