Definition of Brisling

1. Noun. Small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines.

Exact synonyms: Sprat
Group relationships: Clupea Sprattus, Sprat
Generic synonyms: Herring



2. Noun. Small herring processed like a sardine.
Exact synonyms: Clupea Sprattus, Sprat
Group relationships: Clupea, Genus Clupea
Generic synonyms: Sardine
Terms within: Sprat

Definition of Brisling

1. Noun. A sprat (small herring) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brisling

1. a small herring [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brisling

brisken
briskened
briskens
brisker
briskest
brisket
brisket disease
briskets
brisking
briskish
briskly
briskness
brisknesses
brisks
brisky
brisling (current term)
brislings
brisses
bristle
bristle-pointed
bristle-shaped
bristle at
bristle brush
bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up
bristlebird
bristlebirds
bristlecone

Literary usage of Brisling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Bibliography of Fishes by Bashford Dean, Charles Rochester Eastman, Eugene Willis Gudger, Arthur Wilbur Henn, American Museum of Natural History (1917)
"... og brisling fisket. Indberetning til departementet for det Indre [On ... and brisling fisheries. Report of the Department of the Interior] Christiania, ..."

2. The History of the Parish of Bitton, in the County of Gloucester by Henry Thomas Ellacombe (1881)
"&c., and the manor of brisling- ton. Inquisition pm dated 1007. Held Hanham as free tenant. her ... brisling- I on a tomb ob. ton passed to Langston. ..."

3. Treasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws by Dept. of the Treasury, United States Dept. of the Treasury, United States, United States Customs Court, Customs Court (1913)
"In reply, I have to advise you that it appears from an investigation of this matter that anchovies, sardines, and brisling are not in fact herring; ..."

4. Monthly Consular and Trade Reports by United States Bureau of Manufactures (1885)
"Cod-liver oil J 'I9.SS8 -1 Tear ending December 31. brisling (sprat) ... Codfish, dried and salted 17900 44 brisling (sprat) salted 944 Яг Ancho vies (W6 S> ..."

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