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Noun: anchovy  'an,chow-vee [N. Amer], an-chu-vee [Brit]
  1. Tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
  2. Small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide

Derived forms: anchovies

Type of: fish, malacopterygian, soft-finned fish

Part of: anchovy paste, Engraulidae, family Engraulidae

Encyclopedia: Anchovy, Jamaica