kipper

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Kipper \Kip"per\, noun [D. kippen to hatch, snatch, seize. Cf. {Kipe}.]

1. (Zool.) A salmon after spawning.

2. A salmon split open, salted, and dried or smoked; -- so called because salmon after spawning were usually so cured, not being good when fresh. [Scot.]

{Kipper time}, the season in which fishing for salmon is forbidden. [Eng. & Scot.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Kipper \Kip"per\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Kippered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kippering}.] To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking. "Kippered salmon." --Dickens.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Kipper \Kip"per\, adjective Amorous; also, lively; light-footed; nimble; gay; sprightly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

kipper

noun

1: salted and smoked herring [syn: {kipper}, {kippered herring}]


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