dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for Oswego bass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whitefish \White"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several species of Coregonus, a genus of
         excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit
         the lakes of the colder parts of North America, Asia, and
         Europe. The largest and most important American species
         ({Coregonus clupeiformis) is abundant in the Great
         Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also
         lake whitefish, and Oswego bass.
     (b) The menhaden.
     (c) The beluga, or white whale.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Various other fishes are locally called whitefish, as
           the silver salmon, the whiting
     (a), the yellowtail, and the young of the bluefish
         ({Pomatomus saltatrix).
         [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org