- any small, marine, herringlike fish of the family Engraulidae, especially Engraulis encrasicholus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, often preserved in oil and used in salads, spreads, etc., or packaged in paste form.
Origin of anchovy
Examples from the Web for anchovy
Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Bread Crumbs It is important to note that this dish does not have an anchovy flavor.Sam Sifton’s Thanksgiving Recipes
November 20, 2012
Plus Sifton shares two of his favorite recipes: cranberry sauce and roasted cauliflower with anchovy bread crumps.Sam Sifton’s Thanksgiving Tips
November 1, 2012
On first glance, it would appear to be just another image of the Palestinian Arab luring the dog with anchovy paste.The Crime of Kufr Qaddoum: An EmergencyStandWithDavidMonitor Animal Rights Division Expose
March 29, 2012
Pan-Roasted Asparagus With Fried Eggs and Anchovy Bread Crumbs.Fresh Picks
August 24, 2011
Lay in the anchovy fillets, and place over very low heat until they melt, falling apart when the pan is shaken.Alice Waters’ Favorite Vineyard
August 14, 2010
Fillet a sole and interlard each piece with a bit of anchovy.
Garnish each fillet with a Spanish olive stuffed with anchovy.
Put them in the soup and add the anchovy sauce and lemon juice.The Skilful Cook
Essence of anchovy is made sometimes with sherry, or madeira, instead of water, or with the addition of mushroom ketchup.
Add to it the mixture already prepared, give it a boil, and flavour it with a very small quantity of the essence of anchovy.
- any of various small marine food fishes of the genus Engraulis and related genera, esp E. encrasicolus of S Europe: family Clupeidae (herrings). They have a salty taste and are often tinned or made into a paste or essence
Word Origin and History for anchovy
1590s, from Portuguese anchova, from Genoese or Corsican dialect, perhaps ultimately from either Latin apua "small fish" (from Greek aphye "small fry") [Gamillscheg, Diez], or from Basque anchu "dried fish," from anchuva "dry" [Klein, citing Mahn].