noun Cor·e·go·nus

Definition of Coregonus

  1. :  a genus of plainly colored salmonid fishes comprising the whitefishes of the lakes of Europe, Asia, and North America — see cisco, whitefish

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Origin and Etymology of coregonus

New Latin, from Greek korē pupil of the eye + New Latin -gonus (from Greek gōnia angle) — more at crescent, diagonal

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