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A diner's ordered fish (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sardine

'fish' is the definition.
(sardine is a kind of fish)

'a diner's ordered' is the wordplay.
'ordered' is an anagram indicator.
'a'+'diners'='adiners'
'adiners' is an anagram of 'SARDINE'.

(Other definitions for sardine that I've seen before include "A diner's small fish" , "(Cramped?) fish" , "Fish in tin?" , "Fish (often tinned)" , "Small fish, usually canned" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times and The Globe and Mail.
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