Definition of pilchard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pilchard

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɪltʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪltʃərd//
 
Fish
 
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a small sea fish that is used for food See related entries: Fish Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.