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Definition of the noun sprat

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noun - plural: sprats / sprat

  1. small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of sprat: brisling
    • more generic word: herring = valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific
    • part of: brisling / Clupea sprattus = small herring processed like a sardine
  2. 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
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Alternative definition of the noun sprat

noun

  1. Any of various small, herring-like, marine fish in the family Clupeidae.

Phrases with Sprat

  1. Abrau Sprat
  2. Bahia Sprat
  3. Dungu Sprat
  4. Royal Sprat
  5. Sandy Sprat
  6. Baltic Sprat
  7. Common Sprat
  8. Grassy Sprat
  9. Muffin Sprat
  10. Anchovy Sprat
  11. Chicken Sprat
  12. Chilean Sprat
  13. Jenyn's Sprat
  14. Malabar Sprat
  15. European Sprat
  16. Black Sea Sprat
  17. Hasselt's Sprat
  18. Stapper's Sprat
  19. Australian Sprat
  20. Lake Mweru Sprat

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Google previewFraser'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 ...

Google previewFishing 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 ...

Google previewFraser's Magazine for Town and Country

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 ...

Google previewSensitivity 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 ...

Google previewReading for Children (2010)

by Judith Gustafson

spratThe 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewThe Unnatural History of the Sea (2009)

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, ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewTreasury Decisions Under Customs and Other Laws (1914)

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.

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

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 ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Fish and Fish Products (2009)

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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Sprat Meaning

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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.

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