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anchovy


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anchovy  \An*cho"vy\  ([a^]n*ch[=o]"v[y^]),  n.  [Sp.  anchoa, 
  anchova  or  Pg  anchova  prob.  of  Iberian  origin,  and  lit.  a 
  dried  or  pickled  fish,  fr  Bisc.  antzua  dry:  cf  D.  anchovis 
  F.  anchois.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  fish,  about  three  inches  in  length,  of  the  Herring 
  family  ({Engraulis  encrasicholus}),  caught  in  vast  numbers  in 
  the  Mediterranean,  and  pickled  for  exportation.  The  name  is 
  also  applied  to  several  allied  species. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anchovy 
  n  1:  tiny  Mediterranean  fishes  usually  canned  or  salted;  used  for 
  hors  d'oeuvres  or  as  seasoning  in  e.g.  sauces 
  2:  small  herring-like  plankton-feeding  fishes  often  canned 
  whole  or  as  paste;  abundant  in  tropical  waters  worldwide 




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