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gaspereau

noun
  1. Canadian another name for alewife
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Word Origin

from Canadian French
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Historical Examples

  • Thus to the Gaspereau's mouth moved on that mournful procession.

    Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.

    William H. Elson

  • Once more a village arose on Grand Pré, and cider-presses creaked on the hills of Gaspereau.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • The steamer was soon at the pier inside the broad mouth of the river Gaspereau.

    The Heir to Grand Pr

    John Frederic Herbin

  • The Gaspereau villages grew in importance, and were among the richest and most populous in 1755.

    The Land of Evangeline

    John Frederic Herbin