Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A newly hatched salmon or trout that is still attached to the yolk sac.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The young of any fish; especially, a young salmonid or clupeid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Young fish; fry.

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

  • noun Newly hatched fish, especially salmon.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *adlevīmen, alteration (influenced by Latin nūtrīmen, nourishment) of Vulgar Latin *adlevāmen, from *adlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal), alteration (influenced by Late Latin ēlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal)) of Latin allevāre, to lift up : ad-, al-, ad- + levāre, to lift, raise; see lever.]

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From French, from Vulgar Latin  (allevamen) equivalent to Latin allevā(re) ("to lift up, raise")+ (-men)

Examples

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  • Railroad telegraphers' shorthand for "Would like the following agents to meet me (at) (on)". --US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 19, 2013

  • The raids are increasingly bold,

    Now salmon are traded for gold.

    Oh, where is the paladin

    Who’ll rescue our alevin

    Before their breeding ground’s sold?

    See:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/politics/bristol-bay-salmon-invs/index.html

    October 23, 2017