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alevin

[al-uh-vuh n] /ˈæl ə vən/
noun, Ichthyology
1.
a fry, especially a salmon, whose yolk is depleted.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French, Old FrenchVulgar Latin *allevamen, equivalent to Latin allevā(re) to lift up, raise (probably in Vulgar Latin: to bring up, rear; al- al- + levāre to raise; see lever) + -men resultative noun suffix; compare Italian dialect alvam calf
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alevin

/ˈælɪvɪn/
noun
1.
a young fish, esp a young salmon or trout
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French alever to rear (young), from Latin levāre to raise
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