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Noun: pilchard  pil-chu(r)d
  1. Small fatty fish usually canned
    - sardine
  2. Small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
    - sardine, Sardina pilchardus

Derived forms: pilchards

Type of: clupeid, clupeid fish, saltwater fish

Part of: genus Sardina, genus Sardinia, Sardina

Encyclopedia: Pilchard, Venerable Thomas