whitefish

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noun white·fish \ˈhwīt-ˌfish, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitefish

  1. 1a :  any of various freshwater salmonid food fishes (especially of genera Coregonus and Prosopium) that resemble the salmon and trout in having an adipose dorsal fin but have a smaller, often toothless mouth and that inhabit cold lakes and streams of the northern hemisphere — see ciscob :  any of various fishes (such as a menhaden or a whiting) resembling the true whitefishesc British :  any of various market fishes with white flesh that is not oily

  2. 2 :  the flesh of a whitefish especially as an article of food

15th Century

First Known Use of whitefish

15th century


WHITEFISH Defined for Kids

whitefish

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noun white·fish \ˈhwīt-ˌfish, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitefish for Students

  1. :  a freshwater fish related to the trout that is greenish above and silvery below and is sometimes used for food



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