anchovy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anchovy small herring-like plankton-eating fishes often canned whole or as paste; abundant in tropical waters worldwide
    • n anchovy tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.
    • n Anchovy (Zoöl) A small fish, about three inches in length, of the Herring family (Engraulis encrasicholus), caught in vast numbers in the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. The name is also applied to several allied species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anchovy An abdominal malacopterygious fish, of the genus Stolephorus or Engraulis, family Stolephoridæ. The species are all of diminutive size, and inhabitants of most tropical and temperate seas. Only one species, S. encrasicholus, is known upon the European coasts, but fifteen approach those of the United States. The common anchovy of Europe, S. encrasicholus, esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor, is not much larger than the middle finger. It is caught in vast numbers in the Mediterranean, and pickled for exportation. A sauce held in much esteem is made from anchovies by pounding them in water, simmering the mixture for a short time, adding a little cayenne pepper, and straining the whole through a hair sieve.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anchovy an-chō′vi a small fish of the herring family, much fished in the Mediterranean for pickling, and for a sauce made from it, anchovy-paste, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. anchoa, anchova, or Pg. anchova, prob. of Iberian origin, and lit. a dried or pickled fish, fr. Bisc. antzua, dry: cf. D. anchovis, F. anchois,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. and Port. anchova; Fr. anchois. Of doubtful etymology. The Basque anchoa, anchua, has been connected with antzua, dry.

Usage

In literature:

Get me an anchovy, a toast, and a bottle of old port.
"She Would Be a Soldier" by Mordecai Manuel Noah
Strain and thicken with a little flour and butter; add pepper, salt, anchovy, and ketchup, to taste.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
They are first to be boiled in vinegar, then fried in batter, and served up with a sauce of anchovy and Malaga raisins!
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
How could I go teasing mamma about anchovy toasts for you when she is so worried?
"Great Uncle Hoot-Toot" by Mrs. Molesworth
Found patches of anchovies.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
When finished, pour on to a buttered toast, to which has been added a little essence of anchovy or anchovy paste, and serve.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Don chatted on aimlessly through the anchovies, the soup, and fish, and she enjoyed listening to him.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Gaehler brought his tea almost immediately, and with it a plate of anchovy sandwiches.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
Spread with Anchovy paste or with French mustard, then arrange flaked smoked sturgeon over canapes.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
This was garnished with anchovies, and a goodly loaf of bread, which last article was beyond reproach.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
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In news:

Tapenade is a thick paste of olives, anchovies, garlic, and a combination of herbs and seasonings.
Tapenade , which originated in the Provence region of France, is a thick paste-like mixture made with capers, anchovies, ripe olives, olive oil, lemon juice and chopped herbs.
(It couldn't be the anchovies.
When I lived in Astoria, I frequented Greek markets for basic pantry goods, like big tins of deeply green extra virgin olive oil made from Kalamata olives, Greek yogurt, and salted anchovies.
Anchoas en Aceite imported anchovies with sesame and hazelnuts 11.
Honey barbeque sauce manufactured at a Colorado farm after Aug 1 is being recalled for not including anchovies in its list of ingredients, leaving those with fish allergies at risk.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Honey barbeque sauce manufactured at a Colorado farm after Aug 1 is being recalled for not including anchovies in its list of ingredients, leaving those with fish allergies at risk.
Grilled Squid Skewers with Anchovy Butter.
Try Melissa Clark 's recipe for Raw Mustard Greens Salad with Gruyère and Anchovy Croutons here.
Anchovies can help eliminate CO2 .
The author was pleased with this fine-eating keeper he took on the Columbia River while back-bouncing anchovies.
The appetizer — tonight it's egg-dipped homemade crostini topped with just a touch of melted cheese, anchovies and capers — brings an ''aahh'' to the 45 diners.
Then there's the crispy truffles Yukon potato dish, and a marinated white anchovies snack.
Caesar dressing, white anchovy, crouton, parmesan, balsamic syrup.
Homemade pizza with ricotta and white anchovies.
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