Meaning of whitefish


Pronunciation: (hwīt'fish", wīt'-), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  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. Cf.
  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.
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