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- adj. bleak (fish, attributive)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small minnows, known as bleaks, found in the waters of Europe. A. alburnus is the common bleak.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Less obvious though are auburn (through mediaeval Latin alburnus), daub (from dealbare, to whitewash), and albatross (where albus is implicated as modifying English's absorption of Spanish alcatraz).