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capelin

[kap-uh-lin] /ˈkæp ə lɪn/
noun
1.
either of two small fishes of the smelt family, Mallotus villosus, of coastal North American waters, or M. catervarius, of the North Pacific.
Also, caplin.
Origin of capelin
1610-1620
1610-20, Americanism; < Middle French capelan < Old Provençal: codfish, literally, chaplain
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  • They prey on squid and small schooling fish such as capelin, sardines, and herring.
  • They feed on krill and small schooling fish, such as capelin and herring.
British Dictionary definitions for capelin

capelin

/ˈkæpəlɪn/
noun
1.
a small marine food fish, Mallotus villosus, occurring in northern and Arctic seas: family Osmeridae (smelts)
Word Origin
C17: from French capelan, from Old Provençal, literally: chaplain
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