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sɑrˈdinsar·dine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sardine, pilchardnoun

    small fatty fish usually canned

  2. sardinenoun

    any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned

  3. sard, sardine, sardiusnoun

    a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

  4. pilchard, sardine, Sardina pilchardusnoun

    small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

Wiktionary

  1. sardinenoun

    Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pichardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.

    Etymology: from sardine (compare Spanish sardina, Italian sardina), sardina; from the name of the island of Sardinia, Σαρδέλα.

  2. sardinenoun

    carnelian

    Etymology: from sardine (compare Spanish sardina, Italian sardina), sardina; from the name of the island of Sardinia, Σαρδέλα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sardinenoun

    any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden

    Etymology: [F. sardine (cf. Sp. sardina, sarda, It. sardina, sardella), L. sardina, sarda; cf. Gr. , ; so called from the island of Sardinia, Gr. .]

  2. Sardinenoun

    see Sardius

    Etymology: [F. sardine (cf. Sp. sardina, sarda, It. sardina, sardella), L. sardina, sarda; cf. Gr. , ; so called from the island of Sardinia, Gr. .]

Freebase

  1. Sardine

    Sardines, or pilchards, are common names used to refer to various small, oily fish within the herring family of Clupeidae. The term sardine was first used in English during the early 15th century and may come from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, around which sardines were once abundant. The terms sardine and pilchard are not precise, and what is meant depends on the region. The United Kingdom's Sea Fish Industry Authority, for example, classifies sardines as young pilchards. One criterion suggests fish shorter in length than 6 inches are sardines, and larger ones pilchards. The FAO/WHO Codex standard for canned sardines cites 21 species that may be classed as sardines; FishBase, a comprehensive database of information about fish, calls at least six species "pilchard", over a dozen just "sardine", and many more with the two basic names qualified by various adjectives.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sardine

    sär-dēn′, n. a small fish of the herring family, abundant about the island of Sardinia, potted with olive-oil for export, the pilchard: a petty character. [Fr., (It. sardina)—L. sarda, sardina—Gr. sardēnē.]

  2. Sardine

    sär′din, n. the same as Sard.—Also Sar′dius. [O. Fr. sardine.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sardine

    Engraulis meletta, a fish closely allied to the anchovy; found in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Anagrams for sardine »

  1. derains

  2. sandier

  3. Arnside

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sardine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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