Anchovy

Anchovy

(Science: zoology) 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.

Origin: 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.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,165 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link