sac-a-lait

[ sak-uh-ley, sak-uh-ley ]
/ ˈsæk əˌleɪ, ˌsæk əˈleɪ /

noun

the white crappie.See under crappie.

Origin of sac-a-lait

1880–85, Americanism; < Louisiana French < Choctaw sakli trout (taken as sac sack1 + à for + lait milk)
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