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[skwee-teeg] /skwiˈtig/
noun, plural squeteagues (especially collectively) squeteague.
an Atlantic food fish, Cynoscion regalis, of the croaker family.
any of several other Atlantic fishes of the same genus; sea trout.
Origin of squeteague
1795-1805, Americanism; < southeastern New England Algonquian, orig. plural (compare obsolete E dial. chickwit, squit, etc. < singular of the same word, cognate with Mohegan (E spelling) cheegut) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for squeteague


noun (pl) -teague, -teagues
any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean
Word Origin
C19: from Narraganset pesukwiteag, literally: they give glue; so called because glue is made from them
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