Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


 (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
References in periodicals archive ?
Although UK exporters were conspicuous by their absence at South America's combined SIAL Mercosur and Expo Abras Trade Shows in Brazil, International Fish Canners (Scotland) of Fraserburgh attracted keen interest from local buyers for its Scottish Brisling.
100 Sardines, Sadinella and Brisling 1,182 54 or Sparts in Airtight Containers 603 75 1604.
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.