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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: caplin(0.02305 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
n : very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine
mammals and other fishes [syn: capelin, capelan]
English → English (gcide)
Capelin \Cape"lin\, n. [Cf. F. capelan, caplan.] (Zo["o]l.)
Either of two small marine fishes formerly classified in the
family Salmonid[ae], now within the smelt family
Osmeridae: Mallotus villosus, very abundant on the coasts
of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska; or Mallotus catervarius
, found in the North Pacific. The Atlantic
variety has been used as a bait for the cod. [Written also
capelan and caplin.]
[1913 Webster + PJC]
Note: This fish, which is like a smelt, is called by the
Spaniards anchova, and by the Portuguese capelina.
However the anchovy used as a food is a different
fish. --Fisheries of U. S. (1884).
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