AskDefine | Define brisling

Dictionary Definition



1 small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines [syn: sprat]
2 small herring processed like a sardine [syn: sprat, Clupea sprattus]

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  1. A sprat (small herring)

Extensive Definition

The European sprat, Sprattus sprattus, also known as Bristling or Brisling, is a small, herring-like, marine fish. Found in European waters, it has silver grey scales and white-grey flesh. The fish is around 12% fat in its flesh and is a source of many vitamins. When used for food it can be canned, salted, fried, grilled, baked, marinaded etc.
The majority of Brisling Sardines that are sold to the public are harvested off the coasts of Norway and Scotland.

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brisling in Bulgarian: Цаца
brisling in Danish: Brisling
brisling in German: Europäische Sprotte
brisling in French: Sprat (poisson)
brisling in Ido: Sprato
brisling in Lithuanian: Šprotas
brisling in Dutch: Sprot
brisling in Norwegian: Brisling
brisling in Norwegian Nynorsk: Brisling
brisling in Polish: Szprot
brisling in Russian: Европейский шпрот
brisling in Simple English: European sprat
brisling in Finnish: Kilohaili
brisling in Swedish: Skarpsill
brisling in Turkish: Çaça
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