(?), n. [Cf. F. capelan, caplan.] (Zol.) Either of two small marine fishes formerly classified in the family Salmonid, 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.]

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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).
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(?), n. [F., fr. LL. capella. See Chapel.] (Med.) A hood-shaped bandage for the head, the shoulder, or the stump of an amputated limb.
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