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  1. a freshwater white fish, Coregonus pennantii, occurring in Lake Bala in Wales: related to the powan
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Word Origin

C17: Welsh, from gwyn white, related to Scottish Gaelic fionn; see finnock
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Historical Examples

  • Salmon, sewin, and gwyniad are to be found therein, from May until after the autumn leaves are falling.

    The Rivers of Great Britain; Rivers of the South and West Coasts