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fingerling

[fing-ger-ling] /ˈfɪŋ gər lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a young or small fish, especially a very small salmon or trout.
2.
something very small.
Origin of fingerling
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English: fingerstall. See finger, -ling1
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  • The fingerling rose, with a jerk, from the water, and was no more seen.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
  • There were infant big-mouthed bass in the lake and fingerling trout in many of the streams.

    Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for fingerling

fingerling

/ˈfɪŋɡəlɪŋ/
noun
1.
a very young fish, esp the parr of salmon or trout
2.
a diminutive creature or object
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