Pilchard

Pil"chard

(?), n. [Cf. It. pilseir, W. pilcod minnows.] (Zol.) A small European food fish (Clupea pilchardus) resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder. It is sometimes taken in great numbers on the coast of England.
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Fools are as like husbands as pilchards are to herrings.
Shak.
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