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noun (1)

plural -s
: a salmon or sea trout that is weak and emaciated after spawning


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noun (2)

plural -s
dialectal, British
: homespun frieze cloth usually of black wool with a mixture of white


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noun (3)


variant spelling of celt

: a prehistoric stone or metal implement shaped like a chisel or ax head

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English (northern dialect), probably from Scottish Gaelic cealt

Noun (2)

Scottish Gaelic cealt

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“Kelt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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