lake whitefish
Whitefish White"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of {Coregonus}, a genus of excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit the lakes of the colder parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. The largest and most important American species ({Coregonus clupeiformis}) is abundant in the Great Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also {lake whitefish}, and {Oswego bass}. (b) The menhaden. (c) The beluga, or white whale. [1913 Webster]

Note: Various other fishes are locally called whitefish, as the silver salmon, the whiting (a), the yellowtail, and the young of the bluefish ({Pomatomus saltatrix}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Lake dwellings — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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