brisling

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noun bris·ling \ˈbriz-liŋ, ˈbris-\

Definition of brisling

  1. :  sprat 1a

Origin and Etymology of brisling

Norwegian brisling, from Low German bretling, from bret broad; akin to Old English brād broad


First Known Use: circa 1868


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