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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 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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