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noun, plural (especially collectively) sardine (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sardines.
the pilchard, Sardina pilchardus, often preserved in oil and used for food.
any of various similar, closely related fishes of the herring family Clupeidae.
noun (pl) -dines, -dine
any of various small marine food fishes of the herring family, esp a young pilchard See also sild
like sardines, very closely crowded together
another name for sard
see: packed in like sardines


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