noun see anchoveta

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • anchovetta — an·cho·vet·ta …   English syllables

  • anchovetta — noun see anchoveta …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchoveta — also anchovetta noun Etymology: Spanish anchoveta, diminutive of anchova Date: 1940 a small anchovy (Cetengraulis mysticetus) of the Pacific coast of America from southern California to Peru …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anchoveta — /æntʃəˈvɛtə/ (say anchuh vetuh) noun a type of anchovy found in Pacific waters off South America, with populations that expand during La Niña but contract during El Niño when the waters cool and the amount of phytoplankton on which they depend… …  

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