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Definition of the noun sprat
What does sprat mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: sprats / sprat
- small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
- small herring processed like a sardine
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Clupea sprattus
- synonym of sprat: brisling
- more generic word: sardine = any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
- part: brisling = small fatty European fish
- member of: Clupea / genus Clupea = type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Alternative definition of the noun sprat
- Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the family Clupeidae.
Phrases with Sprat
- Abrau Sprat
- Bahia Sprat
- Dungu Sprat
- Royal Sprat
- Sandy Sprat
- Baltic Sprat
- Common Sprat
- Grassy Sprat
- Muffin Sprat
- Anchovy Sprat
- Chicken Sprat
- Chilean Sprat
- Jenyn's Sprat
- Malabar Sprat
- European Sprat
- Black Sea Sprat
- Hasselt's Sprat
- Stapper's Sprat
- Australian Sprat
- Lake Mweru Sprat
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sprat
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Fraser's Magazine (1865)
by James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch
We need not here enter into the merits of the vexed question as to whether the sprat is a distinct species or not. Our own positive conviction, after mauy years' observation, and after baving heard all that can be said on both sides, is that the ...
Fishing Excerpts (1868)
We need not here enter into the merits of the vexed question as to whether the sprat is a distinct species or not. Our own positive conviction, after many years' observation, and after having heard all that can be said on both sides, is that the ...
We need not here enter into the merits of the vexed question as to whether the sprat is a distinct species or not. Our own positive conviction, after mauy years' observation, and after having heard all that can be said on both sides, is that the ...
Sensitivity to Change (2012)
Black Sea, Baltic Sea and North Sea by Emin Özsoy, Alexander Mukaelyan
Similarly sprat is a pelagic species, but because it does not form dense school during the fishing season (November to April), it is not effectively caught by purse Seine nets. 5.2. FISHING POWER OF THE TURKISH FISHING FLEET As a ...
Reading for Children (2010)
by Judith Gustafson
sprat – The sprat is a small European herring-like fish, Sprattus. spruce – The spruce is any coniferous tree of the genus Picea with dense foliage growing in ...
A dictionary of diet; being a practical treatise on all pabulary and nutritive substances, etc (1834)
by J. S. Forsyth
Yellow-billed Sprat. Sea Lobster. Land Crab. Muscle. Of all these, the yellow billed sprat is the most active and dangerous; and the usual course of symptoms from ...
by Callum Roberts
The sprat is a smaller version of the herring that occurs near shore and around estuaries in tightly packed schools. Herringlike fish occur in huge schools and feed on tiny planktonic organisms drifting in the open sea. Among fish in this family, ...
A Practical Dictionary of Domestic Medicine. With a popular description of anatomy, physiology, ... surgery, etc (1808)
by Richard Reece
SPRAT is a species of small fish, much resembling the herring. It possesses a strong flavour, is of a very oily nature, and sits heavy on most stomachs. They prevail in the winter months. SPRUCE is a particular species of fir, from which a ...
by United States. Department of the Treasury
The sprat is a small European herring, also called garvie. It is allied to the common herring and sardine or pilchard. Bristlings are a small European herring, usually brought into this country canned, and probably sold as sardines or sardelles.
by Robert Allen
a sprat to catch a mackerel a small outlay made or risk taken in the hope of securing something much more valuable: a metaphor from fishing, in which sprats are used as bait to catch larger fish. Also in early use with herring instead of ...
by OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
SPRAT. DAN: Brisling DUT: Sprot FIN: Kilohaili GER: Sprotte, Sprott GRE: Papalina ICE: Brislingur ITA: Spratto,
recommended trade name SPRAT.
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Photos about Sprat
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- Fried Sprat.
Photo credit: Colin Hamilton - Event Photographer
- Sprat's cozy
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- Bammy and Sprat - Yummy Sunday Morning
Breakfast of sprat and bammies. Cost $500 and serves 2-3 people. - Prepared by Master Chef/Cook Ann Jordan
Photo credit: Colin Hamilton - Event Photographer
- Sprat & Winkle Packaging
Yee olde Spratt & Winkle packaging
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- Nat Sprat - Lomo FisheyeII
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Video shows what sprat means. Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the genus , in the family Clupeidae.. Sprat Meaning. How to pronounce ...
Quotes about Sprat
Throw out a sprat to catch a mackerel.
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Scrabble value of S1P3R1A1T1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine