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anchoveta

[an-choh-vet-uh, -chuh-] /ˌæn tʃoʊˈvɛt ə, -tʃə-/
noun
1.
an anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, found along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Baja California, used for bait.
Origin of anchoveta
1935-1940
1935-40; < Spanish, equivalent to anchov(a) anchovy + -eta < Latin -itta diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for anchoveta

anchoveta

/ˌæntʃəˈvɛtə/
noun
1.
a small anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, of the American Pacific, used as bait by tuna fishermen
Word Origin
C20: Spanish, diminutive of anchovaanchovy
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