capelin

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noun cap·e·lin \ˈka-p(ə-)lən\

Definition of capelin

  1. :  a small northern sea fish (Mallotus villosus) of the smelt family

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Origin and Etymology of capelin

Canadian French capelan, from French, codfish, from Old Occitan, chaplain, codfish, from Medieval Latin cappellanus chaplain — more at chaplain


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