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anchovy

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noun an·cho·vy \ˈan-ˌchō-vē, an-ˈ\

Simple Definition of anchovy

  • : a small fish that has a salty flavor

Full Definition of anchovy

plural an·cho·vies or an·cho·vy

  1. :  any of a family (Engraulidae) of small fishes resembling herrings that includes several (as Engraulis encrasicholus) that are important food fishes used especially in appetizers, as a garnish, and for making sauces and relishes

Examples of anchovy

  1. a salad topped with garlic and anchovies



Origin of anchovy

Spanish anchova


First Known Use: 1595


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