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Caplin   /kˈæplɪn/   Listen

Very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes.  Synonyms: capelan, capelin.

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"Caplin" Quotes from Famous Books

... and fragrant with whiffs of forest perfumes borne down to them from the near-by shore. Banks of brilliant red and orange in the eastern sky foretold the coming of the sun. The sea sparkled. Gulls and other wild fowl soared overhead or rode lightly upon the swell. A school of shining caplin shimmered on the surface of the water. Here and there a seal lifted its curious head for a moment, and then disappeared. At intervals a grampus, with a startling, roaring blow, raised its great black back above the surface, and then sank ...
— Bobby of the Labrador • Dillon Wallace

Words linked to "Caplin" :   Mallotus, smelt, capelan, genus Mallotus

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