pilchard

Definitions of pilchard
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n small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring

Synonyms:
Sardina pilchardus, sardine
Types:
Pacific sardine, Sardinops caerulea
small pilchards common off the pacific coast of North America
Type of:
clupeid, clupeid fish
any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas

n small fatty fish usually canned

Synonyms:
sardine
Type of:
saltwater fish
flesh of fish from the sea used as food