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


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

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.