noun. small fatty fish usually canned.
- saltwater fish
noun. small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe; smaller and rounder than herring.
- genus Sardinia
- Pacific sardine
- clupeid fish
- Sardina pilchardus
- genus Sardina
- Sardinops caerulea
Example sentences of the word pilchard
True sardines inhabit waters around Portugal, Spain and France, and usually these are of the pilchard subfamily of the herring species
2. Noun, singular or mass
Sardines, also referred to as pilchard or herring, are a type of small, silver-colored, oily fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family.