sparling

noun spar·ling \ ˈspärliŋ \

Definition of sparling

plural sparling or sparlings
:a European smelt (Osmerus eperlanus)

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Origin and Etymology of sparling

Middle English sperling, from Middle French esperling, esperlan, from Middle Dutch spierlinc, from spier shoot, blade of grass + -linc -ling


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