- a salmon that has spawned.
Origin of kelt
1300–50; Middle English (north) < ?
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I was reduced to tell the Kelt to ask the huckster of whom he bought.
We all knew it was a kelt, and get him to spurt or be lively I could not.Lines in Pleasant Places
It's no the kelt that diz it, 'tis jist the way they pit it on.
Not the speech of the Fin, the German, or the Kelt, though these are the nearest in geography.The Ethnology of Europe
Robert Gordon Latham
"I thought a kelt was a kind of a no-weel fish," he interposed.Huntingtower
- a salmon that has recently spawned and is usually in poor condition
C14: of unknown origin
- a variant of Celt