Simple Definition of whitebait
: young fish that can be eaten whole
Full Definition of whitebait
1 : the young of any of several European herrings and especially of the common herring (Clupea harengus) or of the sprat (Sprattus sprattus)
2 : any of various small fishes likened to the European whitebait and used as food
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