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Meaning of SPRAT

Pronunciation:  sprat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small herring processed like a sardine
  2. [n]  small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

SPRAT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: brisling, brisling, Clupea sprattus
 See Also: Clupea, Clupea sprattus, genus Clupea, herring, sardine, sprat, sprat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sprat\, n. [OE. sprot, sprotte, D. sprot; akin to G.
sprotte.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small European herring ({Clupea sprattus}) closely
    allied to the common herring and the pilchard; -- called
    also {garvie}. The name is also applied to small herring
    of different kinds.
(b) A California surf-fish ({Rhacochilus toxotes}); -- called
    also {alfione}, and {perch}.

{Sprat borer} (Zo["o]l.), the red-throated diver; -- so
   called from its fondness for sprats. See {Diver}.

{Sprat loon}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The young of the great northern diver. [Prov. Eng.]
(b) The red-throated diver. See {Diver}.

{Sprat mew} (Zo["o]l.), the kittiwake gull.