bloat|er [ `bloutər ] noun count
an ocean fish that is eaten as food

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  • Bloater — Bloat er ( [ e]r), n. [See {Bloat}, {Blote}.] The common herring, esp. when of large size, smoked, and half dried; called also {bloat herring}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloater — ► NOUN ▪ a herring cured by salting and light smoking …   English terms dictionary

  • bloater — bloater1 [blōt′ər] n. [< BLOAT2] a fat herring or mackerel that has been cured by bloating bloater2 [blōtər] n. [< BLOAT1] a small freshwater trout (Coregonus hoyi) found esp. in the Great Lakes …   English World dictionary

  • Bloater — Taxobox | name = Bloater status = VU status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px image caption = Bloater ( Coregonus hoyi ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Salmoniformes familia = Coregonidae genus = Coregonus… …   Wikipedia

  • bloater — UK [ˈbləʊtə(r)] / US [ˈbloʊtər] noun [countable] Word forms bloater : singular bloater plural bloaters a sea fish that is eaten as food …   English dictionary

  • bloater, bloat — n British a fat or overweight person. A bloater is an edible fish, but the slang term is probably derived from bloated …   Contemporary slang

  • bloater — I. noun Etymology: obsolete bloat (to cure) Date: 1832 a large fat herring or mackerel lightly salted and briefly smoked II. noun Etymology: 2bloat Date: 1896 a small silvery cisco (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes having oily flesh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloater — 1) a lightly salted, unsplit, hot smoked herring or cisco. Usually of a straw colour and may be marketed whole or boned, frozen, or semi preserved as paste or canned 2) the salmonid Coregonus hoyi, a cisco of the North American Great Lakes so… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bloater — /bloh teuhr/, n. 1. a herring cured by being salted and briefly smoked and dried. 2. a mackerel similarly cured. 3. a freshwater cisco, Coregonus hoyi, found in the Great Lakes. [1825 35; bloat (adj.) + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloater — noun a) A salted, and lightly smoked herring or mackerel. b) A freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes; the species Coregonus hoyi …   Wiktionary

  • bloater — bloa|ter [ˈbləutə US ˈbloutər] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: bloat to preserve with salt and smoke (17 19 centuries), perhaps from blote soft and wet (1300 1400), probably from Old Norse blautr; BLOATED] a smoked fish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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