Meaning of anchoveta

an•cho•vet•a

Pronunciation: (an"chō-vet'u, -chu-), [key]
— n.
  1. an anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, found along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Lower California, used for bait.
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