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A large deep-bodied fish of the herring family, which occurs along the east coast of North America. The oil-rich flesh is used to make fishmeal and fertilizer.
- ‘Frigatebirds feed primarily on flying fish (Cypselurus, Exocoetus), but will also take menhaden, squid or jellyfish.’
- ‘These larger animals include the great schools of fish, such as tuna, menhaden, cod and mackerel, which we catch for food.’
- ‘Like tuna and salmon, menhaden contain high levels of omega - 3 fatty acids.’
- ‘Fresh, fat squid make good baits, although most pier fishermen sling chunks of fresh menhaden or mullet, which hold the hook better in flight.’
- ‘But menhaden are not predators like blue runners and bumper, and can't be caught on sabiki rigs.’
Late 18th century: from Algonquian.
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