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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