: 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

Word History


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

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“Salvelinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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