Definitions for "menhaden"
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.