squeteague sque*teague" (skw[-e]*t[=e]g"), n. [From the North American Indian name.] (Zo["o]l.) An American sci[ae]noid fish ({Cynoscion regalis}), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also {weakfish}, {squitee}, {chickwit}, and {sea trout}. The spotted squeteague ({Cynoscion nebulosus}) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also {spotted weakfish} and {squit}, and, locally, {sea trout}, and {sea salmon}. See also under {squitee}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(Labrus squeteague or Onolithus regalis)

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  • squeteague — ☆ squeteague [skwē tēg′ ] n. pl. squeteague [< Algonquian name: a pl. form] WEAKFISH …   English World dictionary

  • squeteague — noun (plural squeteague) Etymology: of southeast New England Algonquian origin; akin to Mohegan cheegut weakfish Date: 1803 any of several weakfishes (especially Cynoscion regalis) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squeteague — /skwee teeg /, n., pl. squeteagues, (esp. collectively) squeteague. 1. an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family. 2. any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout. [1795 1805, Amer.; < southeastern New… …   Universalium

  • squeteague — n. Weak fish (Labrus squeteague or Onolithus regalis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • squeteague — /skwəˈtig/ (say skwuh teeg) noun (plural squeteague or squeteagues) any of several fishes of the genus Cynoscion, of the North American Atlantic coast, especially C. regalis, an important food fish. {Algonquian (New England dialect) Usage: For… …   Australian English dictionary

  • squeteague — sque·teague …   English syllables

  • squeteague — sque•teague [[t]skwiˈtig[/t]] n. pl. teagues, (esp. collectively) teague. ich an Atlantic croaker Cynoscion regalis[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer.; < southeastern New England Algonquian …   From formal English to slang

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  • gray squeteague — noun : gray trout 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand squeteague — noun : a weakfish (Cynoscion arenarius) of the Gulf of Mexico …   Useful english dictionary

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