White"bait` (?), n. Zool. (a)

The young of several species of herrings, especially of the common herring, esteemed a great delicacy by epicures in England.

(b)

A small translucent fish (Salanx Chinensis) abundant at certain seasons on the coasts of China and Japan, and used in the same manner as the European whitebait.

 

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