alevin

noun
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

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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“Alevin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alevin. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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