Definition of Capelan

1. Noun. Very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes.

Exact synonyms: Capelin, Caplin
Generic synonyms: Smelt
Group relationships: Genus Mallotus, Mallotus



Definition of Capelan

1. n. See Capelin.

Definition of Capelan

1. Noun. (alternative form of capelin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capelan

1. capelin [n -S] - See also: capelin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capelan

cape gooseberry
cape hyacinth
cape jasmine
cape jessamine
cape marigold
cape teal
cape teals
cape yellowwood
capeador
capeadors
capecitabine
caped
caped crusader
capeesh
capel
capelan (current term)
capelans
capeless
capelet
capelets
capelike
capelin
capeline
capeline bandage
capelines
capelins
capellane
capellet
capellets
capelli d'angelo

Literary usage of Capelan

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1. Report of the Secretary of the Treasury in Answer to a Resolution of the by United States Dept. of the Treasury, Israel De Wolf Andrews (1851)
"9270 barrels, The quantity of capelan taken to the banks and used as bait is, as compared with herrings, in the proportion of a hogshead to a barrel—one ..."

2. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1824)
"... that capelan Pacha looked for a Zealous cooperation in this policy from Ali his new son in law ; but that the latter, too shrewd to labor in any cause ..."

3. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"Burney) mentions the locality of the ruby us "the capelan mountains, ... 1850) is not much better: "The best ruby sapphires occur in the capelan mountains, ..."

4. Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas (1910)
"Ali, Bey of Argyro-Castron, who had throughout shown himself devoted to the sultan, was nominated Pacha of Delvino in place of capelan. ..."

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