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sild

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noun, plural silds, (especially collectively) sild.
  1. (in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring.
  2. any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine.

Origin of sild

1920–25; < Norwegian, Danish: herring, Old Norse síld
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British Dictionary definitions for sild

sild

noun
  1. any of various small young herrings, esp when prepared and canned in Norway

Word Origin

Norwegian
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