hilsa

noun

hil·​sa
ˈhilsə also -l(t)sə
plural -s
: a valuable anadromous herring (Clupea ilisha) of India resembling a shad

Word History

Etymology

Hindi hilsā, from Sanskrit ilīśa, illiśa

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“Hilsa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilsa. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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