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Meaning of pilchard

pil•chard

Pronunciation: (pil'churd), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, southern European, marine fish, Sardina pilchardus, related to the herring but smaller and rounder.
  2. any of several related fishes, as Sardinops caeruleus, common off the California coast.
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