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noun sar·dine \sär-ˈdēn\

: a very small fish that is used for food and is usually packed in a can

plural sardines also sardine

Full Definition of SARDINE

:  any of several small or immature fishes of the herring family; especially :  the European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) especially when young and of a size suitable for preserving for food
:  any of various small fishes (as an anchovy) resembling the true sardines or similarly preserved for food

Origin of SARDINE

Middle English sardeine, from Anglo-French, from Latin sardina
First Known Use: 14th century
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noun sar·dine \sär-ˈdēn\

Definition of SARDINE for Kids

:  a young or very small fish often preserved in oil and used for food


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