capelin


cap·e·lin

noun \ˈka-p(ə-)lən\

Definition of CAPELIN

:  a small northern sea fish (Mallotus villosus) of the smelt family

Origin of CAPELIN

Canadian French capelan, from French, codfish, from Old Occitan, chaplain, codfish, from Medieval Latin cappellanus chaplain — more at chaplain
First Known Use: 1620

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