pilchard

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pil·chard

noun \ˈpil-chərd\

Definition of PILCHARD

1
:  a fish (Sardina pilchardus) of the herring family that occurs in great schools along the coasts of Europe — compare sardine 1
2
:  any of several sardines related to the European pilchard

Origin of PILCHARD

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1530

pilchard

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Local name in Britain and elsewhere for the European sardine (Sardina pilchardus). It is found in the Mediterranean and off the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal, France, and Britain.

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