whitefish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whitefish silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
    • n whitefish flesh of salmon-like or trout-like cold-water fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
    • n whitefish any market fish--edible saltwater fish or shellfish--except herring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whitefish (Zoöl) 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.☞ Various other fishes are locally called whitefish, as the silver salmon, the whiting , the yellowtail, and the young of the bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n whitefish A general name of fishes and other aquatic animals which are white, or nearly so: variously applied. A fish of such kind as the whiting, haddock, or menhaden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whitefish a general name for such fish as the whiting, haddock, menhaden, &c.: the largest of all the Coregoni or American lake whitefish
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hwít; Ice. hvitr, Ger. weiss.

Usage

In literature:

Jimmy talked some more with the Whitefish man, and his face went grave and puzzled.
"Children of the Frost" by Jack London
I procured from the Harriet a whitefish, of which I have just partaken a supper.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
For the winter supply an immense number of whitefish were caught just as the winter was setting in.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
ASSICKMACK, Indian name for whitefish, 206; much prized, 206, note.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
That evening the nets, which were set in four fathoms water, produced an abundant supply of carp, whitefish, and trout.
"The Pioneers" by R.M. Ballantyne
Whitefish were a great favorite with the Indians.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
Two good whitefish constitute a meal.
"Oowikapun" by Egerton Ryerson Young
In these great fresh-water seas there is an unlimited quantity of rich and finely flavoured whitefish, or Titameg, besides other fish.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
That's the way we do whitefish in the north.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
His contingent was divided into two sections, possibly as soon as it emerged from the St Mary's river and entered Whitefish Bay.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
Arrange around broiled whitefish.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Clean and split a three-pound whitefish.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Removing the whitefish and small salmon, Jean lifted his net and stretching it to dry on the shore, recrossed the stream.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
Coming into Whitefish Bay, a barge had blundered against the vessel; a seam started, and water came in so fast that it gained on the pumps.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
Do you know where Whitefish Creek is?
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
The fish caught were usually very large in size, both whitefish and trout.
"A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons" by Elizabeth Whitney Williams
Boil a large whitefish in salted and acidulated water, adding a bunch of parsley and a sliced onion to the water.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
Grand Haven, Au Sable and Detroit are centres of valuable fishing interests; principal catch is trout and whitefish.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
This is Whitefish Bay.
"The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats" by James R. Mears
To it belong the whitefish, which form important food fish in many parts of America.
"Modern Geography" by Marion I. Newbigin
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In news:

Brookfield East beats Whitefish Bay in shootout.
Police in Whitefish , Montana Now Issuing Tickets with digiTICKET® eCitation System.
When Yom Kippur ends, will there be whitefish .
Whitefish Bay couple create a place to find peace.
The Whitefish Bay home of Lee Ann and Ray Dzelzkalns was built in 1927.
Germantown ends losing streak against Whitefish Bay.
With Whitefish Bay's Jordan Johnson in pursuit, Germantown's Jason Townsend hauls in a pass for a touchdown.
Germantown- Whitefish Bay Photo Gallery.
Whitefish Bay home has all kinds of history.
Former Whitefish Bay official considered for Waukesha post.
I was up on the Whitefish Chain with Curtis of Motley, Jim of Greer, S.C. And Jamie of Gloucester, Mass.
Whitefish Bay home is 'happy house'.
WHITEFISH BAY- A violent fight at Whitefish Bay High School sent one student to the hospital and another to jail.
Mountain Whitefish from the Truckee River.
According to Country Music Is Love, an insider announced that Darling 's concert in Whitefish, Mont.
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