hilsa

noun
hil·​sa | \ ˈhilsə also -l(t)sə \
plural -s

Definition of hilsa

: a valuable anadromous herring (Clupea ilisha) of India resembling a shad

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History and Etymology for hilsa

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 27 Oct. 2021.

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