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kelt

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

1300–50; Middle English (north) < ?

Kelt

[kelt]
noun
  1. Celt.
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Related formsKelt·ic, noun, adjectiveKelt·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for kelt

Historical Examples

  • I was reduced to tell the Kelt to ask the huckster of whom he bought.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

    Various

  • We all knew it was a kelt, and get him to spurt or be lively I could not.

  • 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

    John Buchan


British Dictionary definitions for kelt

kelt

noun
  1. a salmon that has recently spawned and is usually in poor condition
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Word Origin

C14: of unknown origin

Kelt

noun
  1. a variant of Celt
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Derived FormsKeltic, adjectiveKeltically, adverbKelticism, nounKelticist or Keltist, noun
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