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Middle English forel (case, sheath), from Old French.


forel (countable and uncountable, plural forels)

  1. A kind of parchment for book covers; a forrill.


forel (third-person singular simple present forels, present participle forelling, simple past and past participle forelled)

  1. To bind with a forel.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for forel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



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Borrowed from German Forelle, from Middle High German forhel, older forhen, from Old High German forhana.[1]


  • IPA(key): /foːˈrɛl/, /fɔˈrɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fo‧rel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl


forel m (plural forellen, diminutive forelletje n)

  1. A trout, Salmo trutta.
  2. One of certain fish of the subfamily Salmoninae, specifically certain members of the genera Salvelinus and Oncorhynchus.

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  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press