anchovy

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noun an·cho·vy \ˈan-ˌchō-vē, an-ˈ\

Definition of anchovy

plural

anchovies

or

anchovy

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of anchovy

Spanish anchova


First Known Use: 1582


ANCHOVY Defined for English Language Learners

anchovy

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noun an·cho·vy \ˈan-ˌchō-vē, an-ˈ\

Definition of anchovy for English Language Learners

  • : a small fish that has a salty flavor


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