Definition of King of the herring

1. Noun. Thin deep-water tropical fish 20 to 30 feet long having a red dorsal fin.

Exact synonyms: Oarfish, Regalecus Glesne, Ribbonfish
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Genus Regalecus, Reglaecus



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king of the herring (current term)
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Literary usage of King of the herring

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1. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"A similar fish in the Atlantic is known as the king of the herring, and the local superstition is doubtless colored by the influence of the early whalers ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The king of the herring is the tarpon, which frequents the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Florida. They vary in weight, but often exceed ..."

3. The New International Encyclopaedia by Herbert Treadwell Wade (1922)
"The king of the herring is the tarpon, which frequents the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Florida. They vary in weight, but often exceed 150 pounds. ..."

4. Life in the Open: Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse, and Hound in Southern California by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... or it may be some rare fish from Hawaii, that has made its way around in the great current of Japan ; sword-fishes, the king of the herring, or opah, ..."

5. Life in the Open: Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse, and Hound in Southern California by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... or it may be some rare fish from Hawaii, that has made its way around in the great current of Japan ; sword-fishes, the king of the herring, or opah, ..."

6. Life in the Open: Sport with Rod, Gun, Horse, and Hound in Southern California by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"... or it may be some rare fish from Hawaii, that has made its way around in the great current of Japan; sword-fishes, the king of the herring, or opah, ..."

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