Definitions

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

  • noun A young salmon that is older than a fry and younger than a smolt, having dark marks on the sides.
  • noun The young of various other fishes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young salmon having dark cross-bars and spots on the sides, not yet ready to go down to the sea; a brandling. A parr becomes, in the next stage of growth, a smolt.
  • noun By extension, the young of some other fishes, as the codfish, of corresponding age.

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

  • noun A young salmon in the stage when it has dark transverse bands; -- called also samlet, skegger, and fingerling.
  • noun A young leveret.

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

  • noun Young salmon, between fry and smolt.
  • noun A young leveret.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)
  • noun a young salmon up to 2 years old
  • noun the young of various fishes

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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Compare Gaelic and Irish bradan salmon.

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  • a young salmon

    November 14, 2007