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brisling

[briz-ling, bris-]
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noun
  1. sprat(def 1).

Origin of brisling

1900–05; < Norwegian; akin to obsolete Danish bretling, German Brätling, Breitling
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British Dictionary definitions for brisling

brisling

noun
  1. another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil

Word Origin

C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling
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