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whitefish

[hwahyt-fish, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌfɪʃ, ˈwaɪt-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) whitefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) whitefishes.
1.
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.
2.
a marine food fish of California, Caulolatilus princeps.
3.
any of various silvery fishes of the minnow or carp family.
4.
the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see white, fish
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British Dictionary definitions for whitefish

whitefish

/ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
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
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