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Noun: sardine  saa(r)'deen
  1. Small fatty fish usually canned
    - pilchard
     
  2. Any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
     
  3. A deep orange-red variety of chalcedony
    - sard, sardius
     
  4. Small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
    - pilchard, Sardina pilchardus

Derived forms: sardines

Type of: calcedony, chalcedony, clupeid, clupeid fish, food fish, saltwater fish

Part of: genus Sardina, genus Sardinia, Sardina

Encyclopedia: Sardine