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 (brĭz′lĭng, brĭs′-)
See sprat.

[Norwegian, alteration (influenced by brisa, to flash) of Low German bretling, from bret, broad.]


(Animals) another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil
[C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling]



n., pl. sprats, (esp. collectively) sprat for 1.
1. a herring, Clupea sprattus, of the E North Atlantic.
2. a young or small person or thing.
[1590–1600; variant of earlier sprot, Middle English, Old English, c. Middle Dutch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brisling - small fatty European fishbrisling - small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
Clupea sprattus, sprat, brisling - small herring processed like a sardine
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
2.brisling - small herring processed like a sardinebrisling - small herring processed like a sardine
Clupea, genus Clupea - type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
brisling, sprat - small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines


[ˈbrɪzlɪŋ] Nespadín m (noruego)


nBrisling m, → Sprotte f
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Unlike traditional sardines, which are usually of the Brisling or Pacific species, Bela sardines are the much larger Portuguese sardine.
Ramon McHugh continued his goal scoring run with two goals; Kieran Brisling notched a hat-trick with Dom Clarke and Kieran Davidson also scoring.
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The latest additions, all naturally rich in omega 3 oils, include sild, similar to a small herring and brisling, which has a lightly smoked flavour, along with a larger 190g can packed with mackerel fillets.
Estonia was brisling with confidence some two years ago when a series of events reminded the country how fragile freedom is.