Definition of ouananiche in English:


Syllabification: oua·na·niche
Pronunciation: /ˌwänäˈnēSH

noun (plural same)

  • A salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland.
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    • Red char had the highest fat content of all fish samples, followed by ouananiche (known as lake Atlantic salmon) and fourhorn sculpin.
    • This is the ouananiche, a name borrowed from the local Indian dialect, and a famous game fish.


late 19th century: via Canadian French from Algonquian.

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