pilchard

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noun pil·chard \ˈpil-chərd\

Definition of pilchard

  1. 1 :  a fish (Sardina pilchardus) of the herring family that occurs in great schools along the coasts of Europe — compare sardine 1

  2. 2 :  any of several sardines related to the European pilchard

Origin and Etymology of pilchard

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1530


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