Sardines at a market.
sardine definition by Webster's New World
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sardine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Any of various small or half-grown edible herrings or related fishes of the family Clupeidae, frequently canned in oil or water, especially the pilchard of European waters.
- Any of numerous small, silvery, edible freshwater or marine fishes unrelated to the sardine.
To pack tightly; cram: “The bars are sardined with hungry hopefuls” (Gael Greene).
Origin: Middle English sardin, from Old French sardine, from Latin sardīna, from sarda, a kind of fish, ultimately from Greek Sardō, Sardinia.
sardine - Phrases/Idioms
Variant of sardine