AskDefine | Define bristling

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  1. Having bristles.


  1. present participle of bristle

Extensive Definition

The European sprat, Sprattus sprattus, also known as Bristling or Brisling, is a small, herring-like, marine fish. Found in European waters, it has silver grey scales and white-grey flesh. The fish is around 12% fat in its flesh and is a source of many vitamins. When used for food it can be canned, salted, fried, grilled, baked, marinaded etc.
The majority of Brisling Sardines that are sold to the public are harvested off the coasts of Norway and Scotland.

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bristling in Bulgarian: Цаца
bristling in Danish: Brisling
bristling in German: Europäische Sprotte
bristling in French: Sprat (poisson)
bristling in Ido: Sprato
bristling in Lithuanian: Šprotas
bristling in Dutch: Sprot
bristling in Norwegian: Brisling
bristling in Norwegian Nynorsk: Brisling
bristling in Polish: Szprot
bristling in Russian: Европейский шпрот
bristling in Simple English: European sprat
bristling in Finnish: Kilohaili
bristling in Swedish: Skarpsill
bristling in Turkish: Çaça

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