al·​e·​vin | \ ˈa-lə-vən How to pronounce alevin (audio) \

Definition of alevin

: 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, "‘The Salmon Way’ is a breezy, enjoyable jaunt through the Alaska state of mind," 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of alevin

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alevin

French, from Old French, from alever to lift up, rear (offspring), from Latin allevare, from ad- + levare to raise — more at lever

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