\ ˈkelt \
plural -s

Definition of kelt

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Definition of kelt (Entry 2 of 3)

dialectal, British
: homespun frieze cloth usually of black wool with a mixture of white
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variant spelling of

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

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History and Etymology for kelt

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Scottish Gaelic cealt

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“Kelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kelt. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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