from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A young herring that is processed as a sardine, especially in Scandinavia.

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  • noun UK A young herring or sprat when canned

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  • noun any of various young herrings (other than brislings) canned as sardines in Norway


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Norwegian and Danish, from Old Norse sīld, herring.]


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