brisling

[briz-ling, bris-]
noun
sprat ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1900–05; < Norwegian; akin to obsolete Danish bretling, German Brätling, Breitling

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brisling (ˈbrɪslɪŋ)
 
n
another name for a sprat, esp a Norwegian sprat seasoned, smoked, and canned in oil
 
[C20: from Norwegian; related to obsolete Danish bretling, German Breitling]

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The mature flower becomes a brown bur, brisling with spines.
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