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fingerling

[fing-ger-ling] /ˈfɪŋ gər lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young or small fish, especially a very small salmon or trout.
2.
something very small.
Origin
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: fingerstall. See finger, -ling1
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Examples for fingerling
  • The sevruga caviar was stuffed into four tiny fingerling potatoes.
  • On a second try, the scallops arrived on puffs of mashed potato, despite the menu's mention of fingerling potatoes.
  • Even the skirt-steak taco is dressed up with fingerling potatoes and chipotle mayonnaise.
  • Several types of nets have been tested for fingerling capture.
  • The hatchery receives eggs from a private supplier and raises them to fingerling size.
  • fingerling trout are also produced to enhance the trout fishery.
  • Alternate year stocking of fall fingerling brook trout should improve this fishery.
British Dictionary definitions for fingerling

fingerling

/ˈfɪŋɡəlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a very young fish, esp the parr of salmon or trout
2.
a diminutive creature or object
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