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Sardine vs. Sprat

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The main difference between Sardine and Sprat is that the Sardine is a common names used to refer to various small, oily fish within the herring family of Clupeidae and Sprat is a common name for several kinds of forage fish

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  • Sardine (noun)

    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 ver=161027 (syn. ver=161027). The California sardine ver=161027 (syn. ver=161027) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the Atlantic herring and of the menhaden.

  • Sardine (noun)

    carnelian

  • Sardine (noun)

    Someone packed or crammed into a small space.

  • Sardine (verb)

    to fish for sardines

  • Sardine (verb)

    to pack or cram together tightly.

  • Sprat (noun)

    Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus noshow=1, in the family Clupeidae.

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  • Sardine (noun)

    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.

  • Sardine (noun)

    See Sardius.

  • Sprat (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sardine (noun)

    small fatty fish usually canned

  • Sardine (noun)

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

  • Sardine (noun)

    a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

  • Sardine (noun)

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

  • Sprat (noun)

    small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

  • Sprat (noun)

    small herring processed like a sardine

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