[in-kuh-noo, -nyoo, ing-; French an-kaw-ny]
- a person who is unknown; stranger.
- Also called sheefish. a game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, of fresh or brackish northern waters.
Origin of inconnu
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Footnote 2: The authorities for the period are Masson: Napolon inconnu.
Mr. Blondelle, or Captain 'Inconnu,' did you want to see me?Tried for Her Life
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
The whole proportion is denounced by several men of standing and experience, none of whom are "inconnu."Our Vanishing Wild Life
William T. Hornaday
Footnote 14: The volumes of Napolon inconnu contain the text of these papers as deciphered for M. Masson and revised by him.
There remain in these streams hundreds of miles unnavigated, and channels innumerable known only to the inconnu and the Indian.The New North
Agnes Deans Cameron
- a North American freshwater food and game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, related to the salmon
C19: from French, literally: unknown