sild

[ sild ]
/ sɪld /

noun, plural silds, (especially collectively) sild.

(in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring.
any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine.

Nearby words

  1. silane,
  2. silas,
  3. silas marner,
  4. silastic,
  5. silbury hill,
  6. sildenafil citrate,
  7. sile,
  8. silence,
  9. silence is golden,
  10. silenced

Origin of sild

1920–25; < Norwegian, Danish: herring, Old Norse síld

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British Dictionary definitions for sild

sild

/ (sɪld) /

noun

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

Word Origin for sild

Norwegian

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