sparling

[spahr-ling]
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noun, plural spar·lings, (especially collectively) spar·ling.

the European smelt, Osmerus eperlanus.

Origin of sparling

1275–1325; Middle English sperlynge < Old French esperlinge < Germanic; compare German Spierling
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sparling

noun plural -lings or -ling

the European smeltSee smelt 2
a young herring

Word Origin for sparling

C14 sperlynge, from Old French esperling, from Middle Dutch spierlinc, from spier young shoot
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