inconnu

[in-kuh-noo, -nyoo, ing-; French an-kaw-ny]
noun, plural inconnus [in-kuh-nooz, -nyooz, ing-; French an-kaw-ny] , (especially collectively for 2) inconnu.
1.
a person who is unknown; stranger.
2.
Also called sheefish. a game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, of fresh or brackish northern waters.

Origin:
1800–10; < French: literally, unknown, equivalent to in- in-3 + connu, past participle of connaître to know, be acquainted with < Latin cognōscere; see cognition

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inconnu (ˈɪnkənuː)
 
n
a North American freshwater food and game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, related to the salmon
 
[C19: from French, literally: unknown]

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Main Entry:  inconnu1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an unknown person, stranger; alien
Usage:  feminine form is inconnue
Main Entry:  inconnu2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a game whitefish of Alaska and Canada; also called sheefish
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Characterization of a cell line derived from inconnu.
Inconnu are large, mostly silver fi sh that have a dark blue to greenish-grey back and a white belly.
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