Definitions

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  • n. Newly hatched fish, especially salmon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Young fish; fry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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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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  • 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

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

    January 19, 2013