[ oh-kwas-uh, oh-kwah-suh ]
/ oʊˈkwæs ə, oʊˈkwɑ sə /

noun, plural o·quas·sas, (especially collectively) o·quas·sa.

a small, dark-blue brook trout, Salvelinus oquassa, of Maine.


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Origin of oquassa

1880–85; < Eastern Abenaki ὰk2əsse
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