sardine means: Silvery, small fish that has rich and delicious dark flesh. This fish is a popular appetizer in Europe. Sardines are best iced right after they have been caught. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does sardine mean?

This name refers to several types of weak-boned fish, including French Sardine and Herring. This name is after Sardina, a French island. Many times, the meat is salted, smoked or canned and then packed in oil or tomato sauce. (in Cooking Dictionary)

One of many edible fishes in the Clupeidae family that is frequently canned, particularly small herrings from western Atlantic waters. Sardina pilchardus European waters (in Merlin Dictionary)

You can also find small silvery fish that are edible in freshwater and marine waters. (in Merlin Dictionary)

Pack tightly and cram. (in Merlin Dictionary)