American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, herringlike marine fish of the family Engraulidae, especially the European fish (Engraulis encrasicholus), widely used in appetizers and various dishes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abdominal malacopterygious fish, of the genus Stolephorus or Engraulis, family Stolephoridæ. The species are all of diminutive size, and inhabitants of most tropical and temperate seas. Only one species, S. encrasicholus, is known upon the European coasts, but fifteen approach those of the United States. The common anchovy of Europe, S. encrasicholus, esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor, is not much larger than the middle finger. It is caught in vast numbers in the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. A sauce held in much esteem is made from anchovies by pounding them in water, simmering the mixture for a short time, adding a little cayenne pepper, and straining the whole through a hair sieve.
- n. Any small saltwater fish of the Engraulidae family, consisting of 160 species in 16 genera, of which the genus Engraulis is widely sold as food.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A small fish, about three inches in length, of the Herring family (Engraulis encrasicholus), caught in vast numbers in the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. The name is also applied to several allied species.
- n. tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
- n. small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
- From Spanish anchova, perhaps ultimately from Basque. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish anchova, possibly from Vulgar Latin *apiuva, ultimately from Greek aphuē. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is sold in little glass vials, sometimes under the label anchovy extract or syrup, whose instructions advise you to toss it with pasta, garlic, red pepper, and olive oil.”
“You can always saute the crumbs with butter (adding a bit of minced garlic or anchovy is also good) if you want further toasting before using them as a pasta or casserole topping or whatever.”
“Their target is the larger "industrial" vessels, after a "vertiginous fall" in anchovy catches in the Bay of Biscay.”
“This was known as the anchovy, but oftener as the candle-fish; it is so fat that it may be burned like a torch, or candle.”
“Boquerones are a kind of anchovy, usually served in vinegar rather than oil, but this is not quite the way to say it.”
“For example, the blooms of jellyfish that have increased rapidly worldwide in the last decade are believed to result in part from “fishing down the food web” – as fisheries depleted large predators they turned to smaller, plankton-feeding fishes such as anchovy and sprat, whose removal allowed zooplankton populations to increase, providing abundant food for jellyfish.”
“DRM doesn't work and consumers don't want it, so of course it's very appealing to big business, who are also in a big rush to sell other, equally practical products, such as anchovy flavored ice cream and bicycles with square wheels.”
“Zests are sometimes served at the close of the dessert; such as anchovy toasts or biscuits.”
“Raising these species is an exercise in "reducing" fish to produce fish-that is, in turning certain fish, usually smaller species such as anchovy, herring, capelin, and whiting, into feed for other, typically larger, species.”
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