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sardine

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[ sahr-deen ]
/ sɑrˈdin /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sar·dine, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sar·dines.
the pilchard, Sardina pilchardus, often preserved in oil and used for food.
any of various similar, closely related fishes of the herring family Clupeidae.
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Origin of sardine

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1400–50; late Middle English sardeine<Middle French sardine<Latin sardīna, derivative of sarda sardine, noun use of feminine of SardusSardinian

Other definitions for sardine (2 of 2)

sardine2
[ sahr-dahyn, -dn ]
/ ˈsɑr daɪn, -dn /

noun

Origin of sardine

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1300–50; Middle English (<Late Latin sardīnus) <Greek sárdinossardius
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British Dictionary definitions for sardine (1 of 2)

sardine1
/ (sɑːˈdiːn) /

noun plural -dines or -dine
any of various small marine food fishes of the herring family, esp a young pilchardSee also sild
like sardines very closely crowded together

Word Origin for sardine

C15: via Old French from Latin sardīna, diminutive of sarda a fish suitable for pickling

British Dictionary definitions for sardine (2 of 2)

sardine2
/ (ˈsɑːdiːn, -dən) /

noun
another name for sard

Word Origin for sardine

C14: from Late Latin sardinus, from Greek sardinos lithos Sardian stone, from Sardeis Sardis
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sardine

sardine

see packed in like sardines.

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