White Fish


[hwahyt-fish, wahyt-]
noun, plural (especially collectively) whitefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) whitefishes.
any of several fishes of the family Coregonidae, inhabiting northern waters of North America and Eurasia, similar to the trout but having a smaller mouth and larger scales. Compare lake whitefish, round whitefish.
a marine food fish of California, Caulolatilus princeps.
any of various silvery fishes of the minnow or carp family.
the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas.

1425–75; late Middle English; see white, fish

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whitefish (ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any herring-like salmonoid food fish of the genus Coregonus and family Coregonidae, typically of deep cold lakes of the N hemisphere, having large silvery scales and a small head

white fish
(in the British fishing industry) any edible marine fish or invertebrate in which the main reserves of fat are in the liver, excluding herring, trout, sprat, mackerel, salmon, and shellfish

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Main Entry:  white fish
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any food fish with pale flesh such as cod or halibut
Example:  They grilled mild white fish fillets soaked in a delicate wine, lemon juice and herb marinade.
Etymology:  1461
Usage:  cooking
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