Whitefish definition

wītfĭsh, hwīt-
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Any of various freshwater salmonid food fishes of the genera Coregonus and Prosopium chiefly of North America, having a generally white or silvery color.
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Any of various similar or related fishes, such as the lake herring, whiting, or menhaden.
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Any of various white or silvery, edible freshwater trouts (genera Prosopium and Coregonus) found in cool lakes of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Any of various other similar fishes, as a tilefish (Caulolatilus princeps) of the Pacific.
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Any of many fish.
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The beluga (both the sturgeon and the whale)
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of whitefish - white-fish

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Noun

Singular:
whitefish
Plural:
whitefishes

Origin of whitefish