pil|chard

pil|chard
pil|chard «PIHL chuhrd», noun.
1. a small European marine food fish, related to the herring, but smaller and rounder. A sardine is a young pilchard.
2. any one of certain similar fishes, such as a variety found off the California coast: »

In the Mediterranean and off California considerably larger “sardines” are caught, more correctly called pilchards (Wall Street Journal).

[alteration of earlier pilcher; origin uncertain]

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  • chard — chard; fau·chard; lie·ber·mann bur·chard; or·chard; or·chard·ing; or·chard·man; pil·chard; po·chard; clo·chard; flan·chard; poa·chard; …   English syllables

  • pilchard — pil·chard …   English syllables

  • Pilchard — Pil|chard 〈[ pı̣ltʃəd] m. 6; Zool.〉 an den West u. Südwestküsten Europas u. im Mittelmeer verbreiteter Heringsfisch, dessen Jungtiere als Sardinen bezeichnet werden, wichtiger Nutzfisch: Clupea (Sardina) pilchardus [engl.] * * * Pil|chard [… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pilchard — Pil|chard 〈 [pı̣ltʃəd] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Zool.〉 an den West u. Südwestküsten Europas u. im Mittelmeer verbreiteter Heringsfisch, dessen Jungtiere als Sardinen bezeichnet werden, wichtiger Nutzfisch: Clupea (Sardina) pilchardus [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • pilchard — pil|chard [ˈpıltʃəd US ərd] n BrE a small fish that lives in the sea and that can be eaten …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pilchard — Pil|chard [ piltʃɐt] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. pilchard, weitere Herkunft ungeklärt> Sardine (kleiner Heringsfisch) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • pilchard — pil|chard [ pıltʃərd ] noun count 1. ) a type of small fish that lives in the ocean around Europe 2. ) this fish eaten as food, usually sold in TIN CANS (=metal containers) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pilchard — pil•chard [[t]ˈpɪl tʃərd[/t]] n. 1) ich a small, S European marine fish, Sardina pilchardus, related to the herring but smaller and rounder 2) ich any of several related fishes, as Sardinops sagax, common off the California coast • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • Clupea pilchardus — Pilchard Pil chard, n. [Cf. It. pilseir, W. pilcod minnows.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European food fish ({Clupea pilchardus}) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pilchard — Pil chard, n. [Cf. It. pilseir, W. pilcod minnows.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small European food fish ({Clupea pilchardus}) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England. [1913 Webster] Fools… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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