from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young herring other than a sprat that is processed as a sardine in Norway.
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- n. A young herring or sprat when canned
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- n. any of various young herrings (other than brislings) canned as sardines in Norway
Norwegian and Danish, from Old Norse sīld, herring.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)