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Topic: FISH

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin sardina

sardine

noun
     
sardine
sar‧dine
1 [countable]HBFDF a small young fish that is often packed in flat metal boxes when it is sold as food
2

be packed like sardines

to be crowded tightly together in a small space:
commuters packed like sardines on the evening train
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