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anchoveta

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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

Origin and Etymology of anchoveta

Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova


First Known Use: 1940


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