garvie herring
Garvie \Gar"vie\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The sprat; -- called also {garvie herring}, and {garvock}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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  • garvie — Sprat Sprat (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • garvock — Garvie Gar vie, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The sprat; called also {garvie herring}, and {garvock}. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alfione — Sprat Sprat (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clupea sprattus — Sprat Sprat (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perch — Sprat Sprat (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhacochilus toxotes — Sprat Sprat (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sprat — (spr[a^]t), n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G. sprotte.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely allied to the common herring and the pilchard; called also {garvie}. The name is also applied to small herring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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