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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Whitefish  \White"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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 
  ({C.  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. 
 
  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}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Coregonus 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Coregonidae:  whitefishes  [syn:  {Coregonus}, 
  {genus  Coregonus}] 




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