"A small fish, abundant in the River Thames, and greatly valued by the epicures of London. It is a common practice among the citizens of that metropolis, commended, indeed, by the example of the Lord Mayor, cabinet ministers, and philosophers of the Royal Society, to go down to the Greenwich or Blackwall, to enjoy the luxury of a meal of "Whitebait"."— Goodrich, 1859

Whitebait

"A small fish, abundant in the River Thames, and greatly valued by the epicures of London. It is a common…