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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
Verb: sardine  saa(r)'deen
Usage: informal
  1. Force to fit into (or through) a tight space
    - wedge, squeeze, force, squash

Derived forms: sardines, sardining, sardined

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

Part of: genus Sardina, genus Sardinia, Sardina

Encyclopedia: Sardine, Queensland