mackinaw trout
noun Usage: often capitalized M Date: 1840 a large dark North American char (Salvelinus namaycush) that is an important commercial food fish in northern lakes — called also lake trout, mackinaw

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  • Mackinaw trout — The namaycush. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mackinaw trout — Namaycush Nam ay*cush, n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) A large North American lake trout ({Salvelinus namaycush}). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also {Mackinaw trout}, {lake trout}, {lake salmon},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mackinaw trout — noun see mackinaw 4 * * * Mackinaw trout, = namaycush. (Cf. ↑namaycush) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mackinaw trout. — See lake trout. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • mackinaw trout — noun The North American lake trout …   Wiktionary

  • Mackinaw trout. — See lake trout. [1830 40, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • trout — troutless, adj. troutlike, adj. /trowt/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) trout, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) trouts. 1. any of several game fishes of the genus Salmo, related to the salmon. Cf. brown trout, cutthroat trout …   Universalium

  • mackinaw — noun Etymology: Mackinaw (Mackinac), trading post at site of Mackinaw City, Michigan Date: 1833 1. a heavy woolen blanket formerly distributed by the United States government to the Indians 2. a. a heavy cloth of wool or wool and other fibers… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lake trout — a large, fork tailed trout, Salvelinus namaycush, of the lakes of Canada and the northern U.S., valued as a food and game fish. [1660 70] * * * or Mackinaw trout or Great Lakes trout or salmon trout Large, voracious char (Salvelinus namaycush)… …   Universalium

  • lake trout — Namaycush Nam ay*cush, n. [Indian name.] (Zool.) A large North American lake trout ({Salvelinus namaycush}). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also {Mackinaw trout}, {lake trout}, {lake salmon},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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