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gaspereau

/ˈɡæspərəʊ/
noun
1.
(Canadian) another name for alewife
Word Origin
from Canadian French
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  • The steamer was soon at the pier inside the broad mouth of the river gaspereau.

    The Heir to Grand Pr John Frederic Herbin
  • Once more a village arose on Grand Pré, and cider-presses creaked on the hills of gaspereau.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Thus to the gaspereau's mouth moved on that mournful procession.

  • The gaspereau villages grew in importance, and were among the richest and most populous in 1755.

    The Land of Evangeline John Frederic Herbin

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