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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃəd] Nsardina f
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pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃərd] npilchard m
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pilchard

nSardine f
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pilchard

[ˈpɪltʃəd] nsardina
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References in classic literature ?
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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.
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Bouncer off Miami on a free lined pilchard. Lending a hand is mate Max.
If you go to Cornwall, take time out to visit attractions such as the Pilchard Works, at Newlyn, or the Wheal Martyn China Clay Centre, St Austell.
In his pomp Fed would have had Fish for breakfast but he performed like a pilchard against the little-fancied American and there are growing signs the Swiss legend will soon be knocked off his world No.1 perch.
Swimbaits and jigs can fool these fish on occasion, but a surefire way to buy a bite is to drop down a small croaker, pilchard or sand perch.