Salvelinus

noun Sal·ve·li·nus \ˌsalvəˈlīnəs, -lēn-\

Definition of Salvelinus

  1. :  a genus of fishes (family Salmonidae) distinguished chiefly by their small scales and boat-shaped vomer with teeth only at the end and including the brook trout, lake trout, Dolly Varden, bull trout, and Arctic char

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Origin and Etymology of salvelinus

New Latin, from German dialect sälbling, a char (Salvelinus alpinus), alteration of sälmling


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