Capelin vs. Smelt

Capelin vs. Smelt — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Capelin and Smelt

Capelinnoun

A small marine fish (Mallotus villosus) of northern waters, closely related to the smelts and valued especially for its roe.

Smeltverb

To melt or fuse (ores) in order to separate the metallic constituents.

Capelinnoun

Mallotus villosus, a type of smelt found in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

Smeltverb

To melt or fuse. Used of ores.

Capelinnoun

very small northern fish; forage for sea birds and marine mammals and other fishes

Smeltverb

A past tense and a past participle of smell.

Smeltnoun

Any of various small silvery marine, freshwater, and anadromous food fishes of the family Osmeridae, found in cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Osmerus mordax of North America and O. eperlanus of Europe.

Smeltnoun

Any small anadromous fish of the family Osmeridae, found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and in lakes in North America and northern part of Europe.

Smeltnoun

(obsolete) A fool; a simpleton.

Smeltnoun

Production of metal, especially iron, from ore in a process that involves melting and chemical reduction of metal compounds into purified metal.

Smeltnoun

Any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.

Smeltverb

simple past tense and past participle of smell

Smeltverb

to fuse or melt two things into one, especially in order to extract metal from ore; to meld

Smeltnoun

small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water

Smeltnoun

small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters

Smeltverb

extract (metals) by heating