noun. small fatty fish usually canned.
noun. small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring.
1. Adjective True sardines inhabit waters around Portugal, Spain and France, and usually these are of the pilchard subfamily of the herring species 2. Noun, singular or mass Sardines, also referred to as pilchard or herring, are a type of small, silver-colored, oily fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family.