noun Etymology: Norwegian brisling, from Low German bretling, from bret broad; akin to Old English brād broad Date: circa 1868 sprat 1a

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  • brisling — risling n. 1. a small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned. Syn: sprat. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a small herring ({Clupea sprattus}) processed like a sardine. Syn: sprat. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brisling — Brisling, Fisch, s. Sprotte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brisling — Brisling, die Sprotte …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • brisling — [bris′liŋ] n. [Norw dial. < older Dan bretling] SPRAT …   English World dictionary

  • brisling — /ˈbrɪzlɪŋ/ (say brizling) noun (plural brislings or brisling) → sprat (def. 1). Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …  

  • brisling — /briz ling, bris /, n. sprat (def. 1). [1900 05; < Norw; akin to obs. Dan bretling, G Brätling, Breitling] * * * …   Universalium

  • brisling — noun A sprat (small herring) …   Wiktionary

  • Brisling — Sprott; Sprattus sprattus (lat.); Europäische Sprotte; Breitling …   Universal-Lexikon

  • brisling — [ brɪslɪŋ, brɪz ] noun (plural same or brislings) a sprat, especially one seasoned and smoked in Norway and sold in a can. Origin early 20th cent.: from Norw. and Dan …   English new terms dictionary

  • brisling — bris·ling …   English syllables

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