Definition of huchen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhuːk(ə)n/

noun (plural same)

A large, slender non-migratory fish of the salmon family, which lives only in the Danube River system.
  • Hucho hucho, family Salmonidae.
Example sentences
  • At the latest count, some 110,000 tonnes of fish, including the rare Danube sturgeon, the huchen, and 18 other protected species, have been killed.
  • Miraculously, my permit was renewed the following year and - I'm cutting the story short here - I caught three huchen - none of them giants, the best around 15 lb as far as I remember.
  • The purpose of the introduction of the huchen to Spain was angling for a valuable trophy game fish.


Early 20th century: from German.

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Line breaks: hu¦chen

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