from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of small minnows, known as bleaks, found in the waters of Europe. A. alburnus is the common bleak.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective bleak (fish, attributive)


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  • 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). ELVER AND ALBUM.


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