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Definition of the noun bloater

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noun - plural: bloaters

  1. large fatty herring lightly salted and briefly smoked
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: herring = valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific

Alternative definition of the noun bloater


  1. [British] A salted, and lightly smoked herring or mackerel.
  2. [North America] A freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes; the species Coregonus hoyi.


Bloater: Bloaters are a type of whole cold-smoked herring. Bloaters are "salted and lightly smoked without gutting, giving a characteristic slightly gamey flavour" and are particularly associated with Great Yarmouth, England. Popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the food is now described as rare. Bloaters are sometimes called as Yarmouth bloater, or, jokingly, as a Yarmouth capon, two-eyed steak, or Billingsgate pheasant.

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Google previewBasic Anesthesiology Examination Review (2016)

by George W. Williams, Erin S. Williams

A blue bloater is a patient who is hypoxemic and cyanosed with cor pulmonale leading to peripheral edema, increased JVP, and hepatomegaly, but with little dyspnea. Emphysema is histological enlargement of the air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles with destructive changes in the alveolar wall.

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2014)

by Tony Thorne

A bloater is an edible fish, but the slang term is probably derived from 'bloated';. London, blobblob n British 1. a corpse, road-accident victim. An unsympathetic term used by ambulance men, the police and tramps. 2. an ulcer, excrescence 3. a bodily protuberance, a breast or a testicle 4. a condom. See also on the blob 5. an idle, inert employee. See also blobocracy The second and third senses of the word are recent mock-childish coinages in use particularly among schoolchildren ...

Google previewThe Connoisseur's Guide to Fish & Seafood (2009)

by Wendy Sweetser

Bloater. A bloater is an ungutted herring that has been smoked whole . Hilsa.

Google previewSmoking and Lung Inflammation (2013)

Basic, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research Advances by Thomas J. Rogers, Gerard J. Criner, William D. Cornwell

The blue bloater is a COPD patient where the underlying pathology is chronic bronchitis. These patients have mucous hypersecretion with resulting airway obstruction. The increased mucous results from hyperplasia of mucusproducing cells and airway inflammation. Pink puffers are classically described as ...

Google previewLa Varenne Pratique (1989)

Part 2, Meat, Poultry & Fish by Anne Willan

kipper is split, dipped in brine, dried and coldsmoked; a buckling is salted and hotsmoked, ready to eat; a bloater is a whole ...

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2005)

by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat

bloater, a prepared herring. (Scand.) A bloater is a cured fish, cored by smoke ; bat formerly a « soaked ' fish. - Icel. blatitr, soft. Cf. Swed. Motfisk, soaked fish ; from biota, ...

Google previewFood Industries Manual (1997)

by M.D. Ranken, Christopher G J Baker, R.C. Kill

Bloater A bloater is a whole, ungutted, slightly salted herring which is dried and then lightly smoked at a low temperature.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

SCR: Blouter pasta FISH PASTE containing groundmeat from + BLOATER, made from mildly smoked salted herring or red herring, as principal constituent. Paˆte de poisson faite essentiellement a` base de chair de + CRAQUELOT, hareng le ́ge`rement fume ́ et sale ́.

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

bloater. noun. 1. a motor vehicle, a motor UK Rhyming slang. —...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

bloater. the characteristic appearance of a patient suffering from heart failure as a result of *chronic obstructive pulmonary.

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

' kipper/bloater Both these fish are a form of salted and smoked herring. A kipper is one that has been split, however, while a bloater has not: 'Kippers make a tasty meal at any time,' 'Bloaters are so called ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

The advanced form of COPD can take two extreme types: predominant bronchitis ("blue bloater") or predominant emphysema ("pink puffer"). Chest radiology has a limited diagnostic value in chronic bronchitis and early stages of emphysema. Advanced emphysema shows a radiological pattern of increased radiolucency ( hyperinflation). Computerized tomography provides better insight into the location and magnitude of emphyscmatous changes, including differentiation between ...

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