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Meaning of ANCHOVY

Pronunciation:  'anchowvee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small herring-like plankton-feeding fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
  2. [n]  tiny Mediterranean fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces

ANCHOVY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: anchovy paste, Engraulidae, Engraulis encrasicholus, family Engraulidae, fish, malacopterygian, mediterranean anchovy, soft-finned fish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*cho"vy\ ([a^]n*ch[=o]"v[y^]), n. [Sp. anchoa,
anchova, or Pg. anchova, prob. of Iberian origin, and lit. a
dried or pickled fish, fr. Bisc. antzua dry: cf. D. anchovis,
F. anchois.] (Zo["o]l.)
A small fish, about three inches in length, of the Herring
family ({Engraulis encrasicholus}), caught in vast numbers in
the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. The name is
also applied to several allied species.