sardine

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noun sar·dine \sär-ˈdēn\

Definition of sardine

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sardines

also

sardine

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  any of various small fishes (as an anchovy) resembling the true sardines or similarly preserved for food

Origin and Etymology of sardine

Middle English sardeine, from Anglo-French, from Latin sardina


First Known Use: 14th century



SARDINE Defined for English Language Learners

sardine

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noun sar·dine \sär-ˈdēn\

Definition of sardine for English Language Learners

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


SARDINE Defined for Kids

sardine

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noun sar·dine \sär-ˈdēn\

Definition of sardine for Students

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


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