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: a small northern sea fish (Mallotus villosus) of the smelt family
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1620, in the meaning defined above
Canadian French capelan, from French, codfish, from Old Occitan, chaplain, codfish, from Medieval Latin cappellanus chaplain — more at chaplain
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