anchovy

noun
an·​cho·​vy | \ ˈan-ˌchō-vē How to pronounce anchovy (audio) , an-ˈ\
plural anchovies or anchovy

Definition of anchovy

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

Examples of anchovy in a Sentence

a salad topped with garlic and anchovies

First Known Use of anchovy

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anchovy

Spanish anchova

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anchovy

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English Language Learners Definition of anchovy

: a small fish that has a salty flavor

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