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kelt

[ kelt ]
/ kɛlt /
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noun
a salmon that has spawned.
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Origin of kelt

1300–50; Middle English (north) < ?

Other definitions for kelt (2 of 2)

Kelt
[ kelt ]
/ kɛlt /

noun

OTHER WORDS FROM Kelt

Keltic, noun, adjectiveKelt·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for kelt (1 of 2)

kelt
/ (kɛlt) /

noun
a salmon that has recently spawned and is usually in poor condition

Word Origin for kelt

C14: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for kelt (2 of 2)

Kelt
/ (kɛlt) /

noun
a variant of Celt

Derived forms of Kelt

Keltic, adjectiveKeltically, adverbKelticism, nounKelticist or Keltist, noun
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