Pronunciation: (sär-dēn'), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -dine, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -dines.
1. the pilchard, Sardina pilchardus, often preserved in oil and used for food.
2. any of various similar, closely related fishes of the herring family Clupeidae.
Pronunciation: (sär'dīn, -dn), [key]
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