arctic char


: a freshwater or anadromous anadromous char (Salvelinus alpinus) of cold northern waters that resembles the related Dolly Varden

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nigiri choices might include tender bigeye tuna; vibrant orange cuts of salmon, arctic char and ocean trout; pale pink hamachi and kanpachi; fat Hokkaido scallops; and rich, melty toro. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 July 2022 The combo of brown sugar and smoked paprika add richness to salmon and other rich fish — try with arctic char, too! Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2022 Taking influence from her Latin roots and using food that is sourced close to the Yukon, chef Sibja's pork carnitas, arctic char, and avocado creations will fulfill your taco dreams and then some. Kimberly Lyn, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2022 From the valley floor, pick lake sardines and radicchio, from the alpine pasture pick red turnip and nostrano stravecchio (a regional hard cheese), and from the high mountain pick arctic char or roe deer to name but a few. Duncan Madden, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Third course is arctic char, petite filet or spring polenta. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 26 Apr. 2022 Rainbow trout, arctic char, and five different species of Pacific salmon are just a few of the highlights. Outside Online, 30 Sep. 2021 Every season brings something new: beluga, narwhal, caribou, arctic char, walrus. Devi Lockwood, Wired, 21 Sep. 2021 The airline’s Taste of Finnair meals went on sale at K-Citymarket Tammisto just outside of Helsinki on Thursday and include dishes like reindeer meatballs, arctic char, and Japanese-style teriyaki beef. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 15 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arctic char was in 1866

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“Arctic char.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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