whitebait

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noun white·bait \ˈhwīt-ˌbāt, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitebait

  1. 1 :  the young of any of several European herrings and especially of the common herring (Clupea harengus) or of the sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

  2. 2 :  any of various small fishes likened to the European whitebait and used as food

15th Century

First Known Use of whitebait

15th century


WHITEBAIT Defined for English Language Learners

whitebait

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noun white·bait \ˈhwīt-ˌbāt, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitebait for English Language Learners

  • : young fish that can be eaten whole



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