Definition of gwyniad in English:


Line breaks: gwyn|iad
Pronunciation: /ˈgwɪnɪad


  • A powan (fish) of a variety occurring only in Bala Lake in North Wales.
    More 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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