Definition of alevin
: 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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