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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


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



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