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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A tiny fish that lives in salt water and is often packed in small tins with oil.

Usage examples (38)
  • The fish was as big as a sardine, so he threw it back.
  • That which we call a sardine by any other name would smell as sweet.
  • I asked if his father was a fisherman ( "patar hithus?") and he answered excitedly in English, "sardine, sardine!"
  • I do not disagree with Kate's assertion that "the word sardine is a generic name for a number of different small fish." for more
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