Etymology
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elver (n.)

"young eel," 1640s, variant or corruption of eelfare (1530s), literally "passage of young eels up a river;" see eel + fare (n.).

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Definitions of elver

elver (n.)
young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried;
elver (n.)
young eel;
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