Definitions for "Anchovy"
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.
An oily fish, anchovy fillets often preserved in salt. Anchovy essence is also available. both used as flavourings.
tiny, strong-flavored fish sometimes used to stuff olives.