Capelin meaning

kăplĭn
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A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of northern waters, closely related to the smelts and valued especially for its roe.
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A small, slender smelt fish (Mallotus villosus) of northern seas, used as food and esp. as bait.
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Mallotus villosus, a type of smelt found in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
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Origin of capelin

  • Canadian French capelan from French codfish from Old Provençal from Medieval Latin cappelānus chaplain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French capelan, from Old Provençal capelan, from Late Latin cappellanus (“chaplain”).

    From Wiktionary