Sardine meaning

sär-dēn
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Any of various edible fishes of the family Clupeidae that are frequently canned, especially small herrings of western Atlantic waters and Sardina pilchardus of European waters.
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Any of various other small, silvery, edible freshwater or marine fishes.
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To pack tightly; cram.
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Any of various small ocean fishes preserved in tightly packed cans for eating, as a pilchard.
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Origin of sardine

  • Middle English sardin from Old French sardine from Latin sardīna from sarda a kind of fish ultimately from Greek Sardō , Sardinia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition