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Definition of Sprat borer

Sprat borer
Sprat 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.

Meaning of Sprat borer from wikipedia

- has also led to several of the loon's British folk names, including "sprat borer" and "spratoon". For the first few days after hatching, young red-throated...
- prey, the sprat (Sprattus sprattus), increased and the Baltic Sea ecosystem shifted from being dominated by cod into being dominated by sprat. The next...
- Family Clupeidae – Herrings, pilchards, sardines Hyperlophus vittatus Sandy sprat (Castelnau, 1875) (Kalbarri, Western Australia to Moreton Bay, Queensland)...
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