An edible European smelt (fish) which migrates into fresh water to spawn.
- Osmerus eperlanus, family Osmeridae.
- The people cast out their nets and caught a marvellous catch of sparlings and thus the famine ended.
Middle English: shortening of Old French esperlinge, of Germanic origin.
Words that rhyme with sparlingdarling, starling
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