anchoveta

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noun an·cho·veta \ ˌan-chō-ˈve-tə \
variants: or less commonly anchovetta
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of anchoveta

:a small anchovy (Engraulis ringens) of the Pacific coast from Peru to Chile that forms large schools and is caught commercially especially for use in fish meal; also :a related anchovy (Cetengraulis mysticetus) of the Pacific coast from southern California to northern Peru that is caught commercially chiefly for use in fish meal and as bait

Origin and Etymology of anchoveta

Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova


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