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alevin

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noun al·e·vin \ˈa-lə-vən\

Definition of alevin

  1. :  a young fish; especially :  a newly hatched salmon when still attached to the yolk sac



Origin and Etymology of alevin

French, from Old French, from alever to lift up, rear (offspring), from Latin allevare, from ad- + levare to raise — more at lever


First Known Use: 1868


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