Definition of king of the herrings in English:

king of the herrings

noun

  • another term for allis shad and oarfish
    • ‘The rarely seen king of the herrings is the world's longest bony fish and has been documented to 41 feet in length, with reports to 50 feet, and 600 pounds.’
    • ‘One of the alternate names for the oarfish is King of the Herrings. It grows to over 20 feet in length!’
    • ‘The oarfish, or king of the herrings, Regalecus glesne, is an obvious candidate for sea-serpent sightings.’