sardine

(noun, verb)

noun

1. small fatty fish usually canned

Similar word(s): pilchard

Definition categories: food

2. any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned

Definition categories: animal, clupeid

3. a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

Similar word(s): sard, sardius

Definition categories: substance, calcedony, chalcedony

4. small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

Similar word(s): pilchard

Definition categories: animal, clupeid

verb

1. to fish for sardines

2. to pack or cram together tightly.