squeteague

squeteague

[skwee-teeg]
noun, plural squeteagues (especially collectively) squeteague.
1.
an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family.
2.
any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism; < southeastern New England Algonquian, orig. plural (compare obsolete E dial. chickwit, squit, etc. < singular of the same word, cognate with Mohegan (E spelling) cheegut)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To squeteague
Collins
World English Dictionary
squeteague (skwɪˈtiːɡ)
 
n , pl -teague, -teagues
any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean
 
[C19: from Narraganset pesukwiteag, literally: they give glue; so called because glue is made from them]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature