Definition of pilchard
1 : a fish (Sardina pilchardus) of the herring family that occurs in great schools along the coasts of Europe — compare sardine 1
2 : any of several sardines related to the European pilchard
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Drifting live pilchards and goggle-eyes behind the boat in the chum slick has been a great way to catch the kings.
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Origin and Etymology of pilchard
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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