whitebait


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white·bait

 (wīt′bāt′, hwīt′-)
n.
The young of various fishes, especially the herring, considered a delicacy when fried.

whitebait

(ˈwaɪtˌbeɪt)
n
1. (Cookery) the young of herrings, sprats, etc, cooked and eaten whole as a delicacy
2. (Animals) any of various small silvery fishes, such as Galaxias attenuatus of Australia and New Zealand and Allosmerus elongatus of North American coastal regions of the Pacific
[C18: from its formerly having been used as bait]

white•bait

(ˈʰwaɪtˌbeɪt, ˈwaɪt-)

n., pl. -bait.
1. a young sprat or herring.
2. a small delicate fish cooked whole without being cleaned.
[1750–60; so called from use as bait]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitebait - minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring)whitebait - minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
2.whitebait - the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smeltswhitebait - the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
young fish - a fish that is young
Translations

whitebait

[ˈwaɪtbeɪt] Nmorralla f, pescadito m frito

whitebait

hwaɪtbeɪt] nblanchaille f

whitebait

[ˈwaɪtˌbeɪt] nbianchetti mpl
References in classic literature ?
At one of the central tables a very stumpy little priest sat in complete solitude, and applied himself to a pile of whitebait with the gravest sort of enjoyment.
Father Brown seemed to cogitate; he lifted a little whitebait on his fork.
I felt I wanted whitebait and a cutlet; Harris babbled of soles and white-sauce, and passed the remains of his pie to Montmorency, who declined it, and, apparently insulted by the offer, went and sat over at the other end of the boat by himself.
Specimens of all the fishes that swim in the sea, surely had swum their way to it, and if samples of the fishes of divers colours that made a speech in the Arabian Nights (quite a ministerial explanation in respect of cloudiness), and then jumped out of the frying-pan, were not to be recognized, it was only because they had all become of one hue by being cooked in batter among the whitebait.
My pal went for some maridaki - deep-fried whitebait served with rocket and dips (PS4.
95 respectively, with starters including whitebait and black pudding bhaji and main course dishes such as bangers and mash, macaroni cheese and chicken Caesar salad.
The whitebait was piled into a chip basket and came with a slice of lemon on top and a pot of Marie rose sauce for dipping.
Summertime mackerel move inside bays to feed on glass minnows and whitebait, a.
The dinner menu includes starters such as carrot and ginger soup, whitebait and garlic mushrooms, mains including fish pie, meatball lasagne and quasadillas and desserts include rhubarb and vanilla sponge, chocolate and almond tart and summer fruits pavlova.
The La Festa Alfresco season features the flavours of the Mediterranean with limited-edition dishes such as Fritto Misto - fried calamari and whitebait - and Linguine Allo Scoglio, a shellfish pasta with crab, mussels and cockle, to conjure up a taste of the sun-drenched Amalfi coast.
A substantial Butchers Slab made up of a 6oz rump steak, chicken skewer, farmhouse pate, pork sausages served with black pudding and side of fried onions, mustard and horseradish and the third choice Fisherman's Friend, a mix of deep fried whitebait, prawns, prawn cocktail and pot of mussels in white wine sauce with garlic bread.
Whitebait, on the other hand, contains an amazing 860mg of calcium per 100g.