whitebait

Definitions of whitebait
  1. noun
    the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts
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    type of:
    young fish
    a fish that is young
  2. noun
    minnows or other small fresh- or saltwater fish (especially herring); usually cooked whole
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    type of:
    herring
    valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
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