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anchoveta

noun an·cho·veta \ˌan-chō-ˈve-tə\

Definition of anchoveta

  1. :  a small anchovy (Cetengraulis mysticetus) of the Pacific coast of America from southern California to Peru



Variants of anchoveta

also

anchovetta

play \ˌan-chō-ˈve-tə\

Origin and Etymology of anchoveta

Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova


First Known Use: 1940

Rhymes with anchoveta


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