from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sprat; -- called also garvie herring, and garvock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sprat; also, a pilchard. Also garvie-herring.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
12 GENERAL DESCRIPTION flukes, garvie, eels, are alfo caught on the Scottijb coafls in great plenty for home confumption.