whitebait

noun white·bait \ ˈhwīt-ˌbāt , ˈwīt- \

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

First Known Use of whitebait

15th century


WHITEBAIT Defined for English Language Learners

whitebait

noun

Definition of whitebait for English Language Learners

  • : young fish that can be eaten whole



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