Sardine vs Sprat - What's the difference?

sardine | sprat |

Sardine is a see also of sprat.


As nouns the difference between sardine and sprat

is that sardine is any one of several species of small herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or (european sardine) () is similar the american sardines of the atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden while sprat is any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus , in the family clupeidae.

As a verb sardine

is to fish for sardines.

sardine

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any one of several species of small herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or (European sardine) () is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.
  • (label) carnelian
  • * (rfdate) Rev 4:3 KJV
  • And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
  • (label) Someone packed or crammed into a small space.
  • Derived terms

    * sardinelike * sardiner

    Verb

    (sardin)
  • to fish for sardines
  • * 1997 , Peter Landesman, The raven: a novel
  • No one on Monhegan says they saw them, but a man sardining says he saw it headed there, or at least some boat with people atop it.
  • to pack or cram together tightly.
  • * 1954 , Tom McCahill, The modern sports car
  • Six-foot- four McMichael (a past master at the art of sardining ) not only crammed enough clothes for the trip into the mighty midget, but carried a full set of golf clubs and a banjo, as well!
  • * 1986 , The New Yorker - Volumen 62 ,
  • Would it be unbearably elitist to suggest that they would be more enjoyable still if the director removed a row or two of chairs, instead of sardining as many listeners as possible into the intimate music room?
  • * 2007 , Julie Kavanagh, Nureyev: The Life
  • There were already six members of the Nureyev family living in a room sixteen meters square, the children sardined on one mattress on the floor, their parents separated by only a curtain.

    Anagrams

    * ----

    sprat

    English

    (wikipedia sprat)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus , in the family Clupeidae.
  • See also

    * pilchard * sardine * a sprat to catch a mackerel

    Anagrams

    * ---- ==Serbo-Croatian==

    Noun

  • floor, story/storey (level )
  • Declension

    {{sh-decl-noun , sprat, spratovi , sprata, spratova , spratu, spratovima , sprat, spratove , sprate, spratovi , spratu, spratovima , spratom, spratovima }}

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