Etymology: from w:French language, Frenchcategory:French derivations sardine (compare w:Spanish language, Spanish sardina, sarda, w:Italian language, Italian sardina, sardella), w:Latin, Latin sardina, sarda; so called from island of Sardinia, w:Greek language, Greek SardÅ
- Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil or in tins for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pichardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.
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