Definition of gwyniad in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡwɪnɪad/


A powan (fish) of a variety occurring only in Bala Lake in North Wales.
Example sentences
  • Basically, the gwyniad was left behind when the Ice Age ended and has been lake-locked at Bala ever since.
  • This small, aggressive fish congregates around the gwyniad spawning areas and eats the eggs and young fish.
  • The lake is inhabited by the gwyniad, a white fish of the salmon family unique to Llyn Tegid.


Early 17th century: Welsh, from gwyn 'white'.

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