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Pilchard vs. Sardine

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Pilchardnoun

Any of various small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae.

Sardinenoun

Any one of several species of small herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine Sardina pilchardus (syn. Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine Sardinops sagax (syn. Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the Atlantic herring and of the menhaden.

Pilchardnoun

A small European food fish (Clupea pilchardus) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England.

‘Fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herrings.’;

Sardinenoun

(obsolete) carnelian

Pilchardnoun

small fatty fish usually canned

Sardinenoun

(figurative) Someone packed or crammed into a small space.

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Pilchardnoun

small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

Sardineverb

to fish for sardines

Sardineverb

to pack or cram together tightly.

Sardinenoun

Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.

Sardinenoun

See Sardius.

Sardinenoun

small fatty fish usually canned

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Sardinenoun

any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned

Sardinenoun

a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

Sardinenoun

small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

Sardine

and are common names that refer to various small, oily forage fish in the herring family Clupeidae. The term was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant.The terms and "pilchard” are not precise, and what is meant depends on the region.

‘Sardine’; ‘pilchard’; ‘sardine’; ‘sardine’;

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