An American marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the Herring family (Clupeidae), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also mossbunker, bony fish, chebog, pogy, hardhead, whitefish, etc.
An oily, bony fish. It is not edible, but its oil has many uses in industry.
men-herd-an Any large herring-like fish of the genus Brevoortia, of the east coast of N. America, yeilding valuable oil and used for manure.
shad-like North American marine fishes used for fish meal and oil and fertilizer
Menhaden are fish of the genera Brevoortia and Ethmidium, two genera of marine fish in the family Clupeidae.