- a fry, especially a salmon, whose yolk is depleted.
Origin of alevin
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The alevin stage is the stage in which the least mortality should be expected, and the little fish give but little trouble.
The alevin stage was that in which the fish give least trouble, the stage I am now describing is that in which they give most.
- a young fish, esp a young salmon or trout
C19: from French, from Old French alever to rear (young), from Latin levāre to raise
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