Definition of anchoveta in English:

anchoveta

Line breaks: an¦cho|veta
Pronunciation: /ˌantʃə(ʊ)ˈvɛtə/

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noun

  • An anchovy found off the Pacific coasts of South America, of great commercial importance to Peru.
    • Engraulis ringens, family Engraulidae

Origin

1940s: from Spanish, diminutive of anchova (see anchovy).

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