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ouananiche

noun
  1. a landlocked variety of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, found in lakes in SE Canada

Word Origin

from Canadian French, from Montagnais wananish, diminutive of wanans salmon
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Historical Examples

  • The ouananiche in the island pool were superb, astonishing, incredible.

    Little Rivers

    Henry van Dyke

  • By far the best chapters are those treating of the ouananiche and its capture, as the author writes from ample experience.

  • The ouananiche are much longer in proportion to their weight than trout, and a novice almost always overestimates them.

    Little Rivers

    Henry van Dyke

  • It was the last day, of the open season for ouananiche, and we had set our hearts on catching some good fish to take home with us.

    Fisherman's Luck

    Henry van Dyke

  • Then I fell back on a theory of my own, to the effect that the ouananiche have an aversion to red, and prefer yellow and brown.

    Fisherman's Luck

    Henry van Dyke