less than 1 minute read


Menhaden, marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the herring family. Inhabiting the Atlantic coastal waters from Nova Scotia to Brazil, menhaden measure 12–18 in (30–46 cm) and weigh up to 1 lb (0.5 kg). They are edible but are most often processed for their oil or as livestock feed and fertilizer.

Additional topics

21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Medicare to Missionary