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pil·chard

 (pĭl′chərd)
n.
Any of various small edible marine fishes of the family Clupeidae, especially a commercially important European species, Sardina pilchardus, which is often canned. Small pilchards are sometimes called sardines.

[Origin unknown.]

pilchard

(ˈpɪltʃəd)
n
1. (Animals) a European food fish, Sardina (or Clupea) pilchardus, with a rounded body covered with large scales: family Clupeidae (herrings)
2. (Animals) a related fish, Sardinops neopilchardus, of S Australian waters
[C16: pylcher, of obscure origin]

pil•chard

(ˈpɪl tʃərd)

n.
1. a small, S European marine fish, Sardina pilchardus, related to the herring but smaller and rounder.
2. any of several related fishes, as Sardinops sagax, common off the California coast.
[1520–30; earlier pilcher; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilchard - small fatty fish usually cannedpilchard - small fatty fish usually canned  
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.pilchard - small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring
clupeid, clupeid fish - any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
Pacific sardine, Sardinops caerulea - small pilchards common off the pacific coast of North America
Translations

pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃəd] Nsardina f

pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃərd] npilchard m

pilchard

nSardine f

pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃəd] nsardina
References in classic literature ?
Well, sit down, and let us begin with these pilchards, and this fresh butter; which I have put on some vine-leaves to please you, wicked one.
However, since the seagulls and pelicans were still dive-bombing the bait balls, I decided to free-line a pilchard and enjoy the lukewarm water.
to call out the fishing fleet when pilchard shoals were spotted.
Positive news came from Namsea, another Bidvest Namibia Fishing subsidiary, which was expected to perform well with Arnold reporting that the pilchard resource looks healthy.
Meanwhile, Paul Walker's girlfriend of seven years Jasmine Pilchard Gosnell is reportedly upset about the fact that Paul left is $25 million empire solely to Meadow Walker and has given her nothing.
Blaze, Daisy, Mouse and Pilchard are in perfect health but all need someone to adopt them from the Mid Warwickshire Branch of Cats Protection.
Then we could have enjoyed some excellent coastal walks and lunch at the island's pub, the Pilchard Inn.
To take an Australian example, the South Australian Pilchard Fishery can remove up to 51 000 tonnes of pelagic fish (mostly pilchards) from the southern marine ecosystems each season.
Newlyn-based 'The Pilchard Works' has won the "Best New Seafood Product' award at a high profile event hosted by the Sea Fish Industry.
Passionate, hard-working producers such as Nick Howell and Charles Martell, 'saviours' of the Cornish salt pilchard and Gloucester cattle, Marcos Loichtl, expert fisherman of Noli Anchovies, Tom Oliver, lover of Perry pears and brewer of Three Counties Perry, Armand Touzanne, dedicated producer of 'Noir de Bigorre' Prosciutto and Richard Haward and family, eighth generation native Essex oyster fisherman.
Predators: Herring, pilchard and salmon eat planktonic Dungeness crab larvae.
Finally, we introduced an approximate method for estimating the pilchard spawning biomass by using the inverted equation of the optimal relationship between [A.