meaning of capelin

capelin meaning in General Dictionary

Either of two small marine fishes formerly categorized within the family members Salmonidaelig today inside the smelt household Osmeridae Mallotus villosus extremely plentiful on coasts of Greenland Iceland Newfoundland and Alaska or Mallotus catervarius based in the North Pacific The Atlantic variety has been used as a bait for the cod

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  • tiny north fish; forage for ocean birds and marine animals and other fishes
  • a little marine seafood (Mallotus villosus) regarding the family Salmonidae, very numerous regarding the coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, and Alaska. Its made use of as a bait for the cod.