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brisling

[briz-ling, bris-] /ˈbrɪz lɪŋ, ˈbrɪs-/
noun
1.
sprat (def 1).
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Norwegian; akin to obsolete Danish bretling, German Brätling, Breitling
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  • The mature flower becomes a brown bur, brisling with spines.
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brisling

/ˈbrɪslɪŋ/
noun
1.
another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil
Word Origin
C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling
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