American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See sprat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A clupeoid fish, Sardinella pilchardus, caught in great numbers in the English Channel, in the seas of Spain and Portugal, and in the Mediterranean. They are cooked and packed in oil in tin cans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned.
- n. a small herring (Clupea sprattus) processed like a sardine.
- n. small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
- n. small herring processed like a sardine
- Norwegian, alteration (influenced by Norwegian brisa, to flash) of Low German bretling, from bret, broad. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the episode of "Good Eats" on which Alton presented this recipe, he got around most of our reactions to sardines by referring to them as "brisling," the actual name of the fish in question.”
“NELSON: Well, the Egyptian government is brisling at foreign response.”
“RAZ: Now, this recipe is really about sardines, and in this case, canned brisling sardines, not filleted sardines, again because they're cheap, plentiful, sustainable and good for you.”
“At the bush, the dogs shrank away as if frightened, and returned to their masters, their hair brisling on their backs.”
“(And actually, they're technically brisling sprats; "Sardine" is just a general term for packed fish in the herring family).”
“The recipe called for brisling sardines packed in olive oil, more expensive than some types of sardines.”
“The gag was that at one point, the paper label fell off his can of brisling to reveal the real "sardines" label underneath.”
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“I wear the same clothes every day and everything must be cotton (and in winter my jumpers have to be wool but not contact my skin as it feels like a brisling hair shirt to the extreme.)”
“* 2 (3. 75-ounce 2-layer) tins brisling sardines in olive oil”
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