Capelin



either of two small fishes of the smelt family, Mallotus villosus, of coastal North American waters, or M. catervarius, of the North Pacific.
Historical Examples

Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood
Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood
Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic Stephen Leatherwood
Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

noun
a small marine food fish, Mallotus villosus, occurring in northern and Arctic seas: family Osmeridae (smelts)

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