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Noun: whitefish  'wIt,fish
  1. [Brit] Any market fish--edible saltwater fish or shellfish--except herring
     
  2. Flesh of salmon-like or trout-like cold-water fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
     
  3. Silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere

Derived forms: whitefishes

Type of: food fish, freshwater fish, malacopterygian, seafood, soft-finned fish

Part of: Coregonidae, family Coregonidae

Encyclopedia: Whitefish, Montana