Sardine
Sardine Sar"dine (? or ?; 277), n. [F. sardine (cf. Sp. sardina, sarda, It. sardina, sardella), L. sardina, sarda; cf. Gr. ?, ?; so called from the island of Sardinia, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine ({Clupea pilchardus}). The California sardine ({Clupea sagax}) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sardine — Sardine …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • sardine — [ sardin ] n. f. • 1380; sordine XIIe; a. provenç. sardina (v. 1080); lat. sardina, gr. sardênê, sardinê « poisson de Sardaigne » 1 ♦ Petit poisson (clupéidés), très abondant dans la Méditerranée et l océan Atlantique. Banc de sardines. Pêche à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sardine — (Sardina pilchardus) Systematik Unterkohorte: Clupeomorpha Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sardine — Sf std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. sardina, dieses zu l. sarda Hering . Dazu das Diminutivum Sardelle.    Ebenso nndl. sardine, ne. sardine, nfrz. sardine, nschw. sardin, nisl. sardína. italienisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • sardine — SARDINE. s. f. Petit poisson de mer qui ressemble au hareng, & qui est un peu plus petit. Petite sardine, grosse sardine. sardine de Royan. la pesche des sardines …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • sardine — sardine1 [sär dēn′] n. pl. sardines or sardine [ME sardeyne < MFr sardine < L sardina < sarda, kind of fish, prob. < Gr Sardō, SARDINIA] any of various small ocean fishes preserved in tightly packed cans for eating, as a pilchard… …   English World dictionary

  • sardine — early 15c., from L. sardina, from Gk. sardine, sardinos, often said to be from Sardo Sardinia (see SARDINIA (Cf. Sardinia)), the Mediterranean island, near which the fish were probably caught and from which they were exported. But Cf. Klein: It… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sardine — Sardine: Der seit dem Ende des 15. Jh.s bezeugte Name des 12 bis 25 cm langen Heringsfisches (spätmhd. sardien, frühnhd. Sardinlin) ist aus spätlat. it. sardina entlehnt (zu lat. sarda »Hering; Sardelle«). Die weitere Herkunft des Wortes ist… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sardine — Sardine, {{o=Sardiue}} Espece de poisson de mer, Trichia, trichiae, et Trichis trichidis, Sarde vocatur, si maior: Sardine, si minor …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Sardine — Sar dine (? or ?; 277), n. See {Sardius}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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