Definition of anchoveta
: a small anchovy (Cetengraulis mysticetus) of the Pacific coast of America from southern California to Peru
Origin and Etymology of anchoveta
Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova
First Known Use: 1922See Words from the same year
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