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Definition of kipper:

  1. 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.
  3. Amorous; also, lively; light- footed; nimble; gay; sprightly.
  4. To cure, by splitting, salting, and smoking.


preserve, smoke-cure, kippered herring, smoke, dry.

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