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a landlocked variety of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, found in lakes in SE Canada
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from Canadian French, from Montagnais wananish, diminutive of wanans salmon
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  • 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
  • I believed that he was the predestined lure for that ouananiche; but it was hard to persuade him to fulfill his destiny.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • When that Kri-karee, invisibly attached to my line, went floating down the stream, the ouananiche was surprised.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • After half an hour the ouananiche begins to grow tired and can be reeled in near to the boat.

    Days Off

    Henry Van Dyke
  • Then Richards brought forward his ouananiche, and it produced the desired effect.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • It proved to be an ouananiche that measured twenty-seven and one-half inches in length by eleven and one-quarter inches in girth.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace

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