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A smoked herring.mass noun ‘sturgeon and buckling served with horseradish sauce’
- ‘The full flavour does not develop until the buckling have been packed for 24 hours.’
- ‘You probably won't see such an immense array outside Billingsgate - jellied eels, smoked buckling, herring melts or whitebait to start, Torbay sole, red mullet, hake, six types of fish 'n' chips, or whole grilled Dover sole to follow.’
- ‘Buckling, smoked eel and smoked trout are all served with quarters of lemon, brown bread and a root-based sauce.’
Early 20th century: from German Bückling ‘bloater’.
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