an anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, found along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Baja California, used for bait.
a small anchovy, Cetengraulis mysticetus, of the American Pacific, used as bait by tuna fishermen
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. Contemporary Examples Mix thoroughly and taste; depending on the saltiness of the anchovy and capers, more salt may be desired. How Top Chefs […]
- Anchovy pear
the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango. the tree itself. Historical Examples anchovy pear, fruit of a W. Indian plant, of the taste of the mango. The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood noun a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family […]
any plant of the genus Anchusa, of the borage family, several species of which are cultivated for their blue or purplish flowers that resemble forget-me-nots. Historical Examples My garden is at present amazingly blue with Dropmore Alkanet (anchusa). The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 Various In this specimen a raceme of small flowers was […]
a red coloring matter obtained from the root of the alkanet, Alkanna tinctoria. noun another name for alkanet (sense 2)