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A newly hatched salmon or trout that is still attached to the yolk sac.
[French, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *adlevīmen, alteration (influenced by Latin nūtrīmen, nourishment) of Vulgar Latin *adlevāmen, from *adlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal), alteration (influenced by Late Latin ēlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal)) of Latin allevāre, to lift up : ad-, al-, ad- + levāre, to lift, raise; see lever.]
(Animals) a young fish, esp a young salmon or trout
[C19: from French, from Old French alever to rear (young), from Latin levāre to raise]