al·​e·​vin ˈa-lə-vən How to pronounce alevin (audio)
: a young fish
especially : a newly hatched salmon when still attached to the yolk sac

Examples of alevin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pictures range from aerial landscape shots to extreme closeups of things like the jaws and eyes of salmon, freshly hatched alevin, and roe. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Jan. 2020

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Word History


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

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alevin was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Alevin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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