What Is a Sardine?

There’s really no such fish named “sardine”!

This word is used for any small, thin-boned fish that is packed in oil inside tins. Most of the fish found inside tins of “sardines” are herrings or pilchards.

A single tin of sardines may even contain more than one kind of fish!

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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