- any of several fishes of the family Coregonidae, inhabiting northern waters of North America and Eurasia, similar to the trout but having a smaller mouth and larger scales.Compare lake whitefish, round whitefish.
- a marine food fish of California, Caulolatilus princeps.
- any of various silvery fishes of the minnow or carp family.
- the beluga, Delphinapterus leucas.
Origin of whitefish
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- any herring-like salmonoid food fish of the genus Coregonus and family Coregonidae, typically of deep cold lakes of the N hemisphere, having large silvery scales and a small head
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