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elver

[el-ver] /ˈɛl vər/
noun
1.
a young eel, especially one that is migrating up a stream from the ocean.
Also called glass eel.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; variant of ellfare, literally, eel-journey. See eel, fare
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  • The defendant responded that he would not reveal the names of any fishermen because he wanted to stay in the elver business.
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elver

/ˈɛlvə/
noun
1.
a young eel, esp one migrating up a river from the sea See also leptocephalus
Word Origin
C17: variant of eelfare migration of young eels, literally: eel-journey; see eel, fare
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Word Origin and History for elver
n.

"young eel," 1640s, variant of eelfare (1530s), literally "passage of young eels up a river;" see eel + fare.

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