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capelan


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capelan  \Cap"e*lan\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Capelin}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capelin  \Cape"lin\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  capelan,  caplan.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  marine  fish  ({Mallotus  villosus})  of  the  family 
  {Salmonid[ae]},  very  abundant  on  the  coasts  of  Greenland, 
  Iceland,  Newfoundland,  and  Alaska.  It  is  used  as  a  bait  for 
  the  cod.  [Written  also  {capelan}  and  {caplin}.] 
 
  Note:  This  fish,  which  is  like  a  smelt,  is  called  by  the 
  Spaniards  anchova  and  by  the  Portuguese  capelina. 
  --Fisheries  of  U.  S.  (1884). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capelan 
  n  :  very  small  northern  fish;  forage  for  sea  birds  and  marine 
  mammals  and  other  fishes  [syn:  {capelin},  {caplin}] 




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