Mallotus villosus
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). [1913 Webster + PJC] ||


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  • Mallotus villosus — Capelan Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mallotus …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Mallotus — Mal*lo tus, n. [NL., fr Gr. ? fleecy.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of small Arctic fishes. One American species, the capelin ({Mallotus villosus}), is extensively used as bait for cod. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mallotus (poisson) — Capelan Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mallotus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mallotus catervarius — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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