variants or less commonly chevaine or chevesne
or chiven
plural -s
: the chub of Europe

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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