plural laspring or lasprings
dialectal, British
: a young salmon

Word History


alteration of earlier last-spring, by folk etymology (influence of last entry 2 and spring, noun) from earlier lakspynke, from lax entry 1 + pink (salmon parr)

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“Laspring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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