chevin

noun chev·in \ˈchevə̇n\
variants: less commonly

chevaine

or

chevesne

\shəˈvān\ or

chiven

\ˈchivə̇n\

Definition of chevin

plural

-s

  1. :  the chub of Europe

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Origin and Etymology of chevin

Middle English chevin, cheveyne, from Middle French chevenne, chevesne, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitin-, capito, from Late Latin capiton-, capito, from Latin, large-headed one, from caput head


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