Definition of sparling in English:

sparling

Line breaks: spar|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːlɪŋ
 
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noun

An edible European smelt (fish) which migrates into fresh water to spawn.
  • Osmerus eperlanus, family Osmeridae
More example sentences
  • The people cast out their nets and caught a marvellous catch of sparlings and thus the famine ended.

Origin

Middle English: shortening of Old French esperlinge, of Germanic origin.

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