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A sprat, typically one seasoned and smoked in Norway and sold in a can.
- ‘So-called sardines from Denmark and Norway, for example, are usually brisling.’
- ‘The resultant sprats, seasoned and canned in oil, are sold as ‘brisling’.’
- ‘Most brisling is used in the canning industry where it is a familiar product as Norwegian-style anchovy.’
- ‘Like brisling, the sild is caught in the Northern Seas when the fish has grown to about 3-1 / 2 inches.’
- ‘The sild sardines, not flavored as are the brislings, are a delightful product.’
Early 20th century: from Norwegian and Danish.
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