anchovy

noun an·cho·vy \ ˈan-ˌchō-vē , an-ˈ \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of anchovy

plural anchovies or 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

  1. a salad topped with garlic and anchovies

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Origin and Etymology of anchovy

Spanish anchova


ANCHOVY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anchovy for English Language Learners

  • : a small fish that has a salty flavor


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