noun sa·ve·lha \səˈvelyə\

Definition of savelha



  1. 1 :  menhaden

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

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Origin and Etymology of savelha

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

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