Definition of Salvelinus
: 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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