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

less commonly

anchovetta

Origin and Etymology of anchoveta

Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova


First Known Use: 1940


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