Definition of ouananiche in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌwanəˈniːʃ/

noun (plural same)

An Atlantic salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland.
Example sentences
  • 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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