chevin

noun
chev·​in | \ ˈchevə̇n \
variants: or less commonly chevaine or chevesne \ shəˈvān \ or chiven \ ˈchivə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of chevin

: the chub of Europe

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History and Etymology for 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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“Chevin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chevin. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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