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sild

[sild] /sɪld/
noun, plural silds (especially collectively) sild.
1.
(in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring.
2.
any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Norwegian, Danish: herring, Old Norse síld
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sild

/sɪld/
noun
1.
any of various small young herrings, esp when prepared and canned in Norway
Word Origin
Norwegian
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