Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A river fish, the chub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A river fish; the chub.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old name of the chub. Also chiven, chiving.

Etymologies

Compare chavender and French chevanne. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We travelled along the Wharfe into the Dale, that takes its name from the river, which reaches from York about 20 miles, enlivened almoft all the way with gentlemens feats at a little diftance from each other; and left Otley-cheven, on the fouth fide of the river, a fmall market - town, no otherwife of note than for its fituation, which is under a large craggy cliff.

    A tour through the island of Great Britain : divided into circuits or journies ...

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