Definition of schelly in English:

schelly

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Pronunciation: /ˈskɛli
 
/
(also skelly)

noun

A powan (fish) of a variety occurring only in three lakes in the English Lake District.
More example sentences
  • The aim of the byelaws is to protect populations of rare fish, including vendace, schelly and arctic charr, which live in Cumbria's lakes.
  • We are privileged to have internationally important fish stocks on our doorstep, including salmon in the River Kent, and rare species such as char and schelly in the nearby lakes.
  • Pumping water from the lakes into Haweswater could even benefit rare species by avoiding a ‘serious mortality’ of schelly, a rare fish, in the reservoir.

Origin

mid 18th century: a local name.

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