savelha

noun
sa·​ve·​lha | \ səˈvelyə \
plural -s

Definition of savelha

1 : menhaden
2 : a fish (Brevoortia pectinata) of the south Atlantic closely related to the menhaden

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History and Etymology for savelha

Portuguese, diminutive of savel shad, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish sam, samrad summer

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“Savelha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/savelha. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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