Definition of houting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaʊtɪŋ/


A migratory whitefish with a pointed snout. Now rare, it is found mainly in the Baltic and adjacent rivers.
  • Coregonus oxyrhinchus, family Salmonidae.
Example sentences
  • The prominent species are: Coregonus lavaretus, known as houting in its purely freshwater form, or as powan (Loch Lomond in Scotland), skelly (the English Lake District), and gwyniad.
  • The houting is a protected species, but although the fish were released, it must be assumed that many died.
  • In 1987 66,000 fry were released in the river and in a few other south Jutland rivers from which the houting has disappeared since the beginning of the century.


Late 19th century: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch houtic, of unknown origin.

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