Pilchard meaning

pĭlchərd
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.
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A member of any of two genera (Sardina and Sardinops) of small, oily, marine clupeid fishes; esp., the commercial sardine (Sardina pilchardus) of W Europe.
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Any of various small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae.
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Origin of pilchard

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition