sa·​ve·​lha | \ səˈvelyə \
plural -s

Definition of savelha

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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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