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 (brĭz′lĭng, brĭs′-)
See sprat.

[Norwegian, alteration (influenced by brisa, to flash) of Low German bretling, from bret, broad.]
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(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]
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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]
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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
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[ˈbrɪzlɪŋ] Nespadín m (noruego)
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nBrisling m, → Sprotte f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Tomato Brisling Sardines from King Oscar; Q Cup Quinoa from NOW Foods; canned artichoke hearts from Chandler's Chop House; French bread crumbs from Gonnella Baking Co.; and Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Chicken Sausage from Greenridge Farm.
It will always be brisling with enmity and weapons on both sides.
Finally, the cross-cultural approach involves obtaining data from two or more cultures with the aim of providing knowledge about culture-specific and universal phenomena (Brisling et al., 1973; Triandis, 2000; Adamopolous and Lonner, 2001; Aneas and Sandin, 2009) and understanding similarities and differences across cultures (Tanaka-Matsumi, 2001).
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.