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Sardine vs. Sprat

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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.

Spratnoun

Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus Sprattus, in the family Clupeidae.

Sardinenoun

(obsolete) carnelian

Spratnoun

A small European herring (Clupea sprattus) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; - called also garvie. The name is also applied to small herring of different kinds.

Sardinenoun

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

Spratnoun

small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

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Sardineverb

to fish for sardines

Spratnoun

small herring processed like a sardine

Sardineverb

to pack or cram together tightly.

Sprat

Sprat is the common name applied to a group of forage fish belonging to the genus Sprattus in the family Clupeidae. The term also is applied to a number of other small sprat-like forage fish (Clupeoides, Clupeonella, Corica, Ehirava, Hyperlophus, Microthrissa, Nannothrissa, Platanichthys, Ramnogaster, Rhinosardinia, and Stolothrissa).

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.

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Sardinenoun

small fatty fish usually canned

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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