Definition of "whitefish" [white•fish]

  • Any of various chiefly North American freshwater food fishes of the genus Coregonus, having a generally white or silvery color. (noun)
  • Any of various similar or related fishes, such as the lake herring, whiting, or menhaden. (noun)
  • See beluga. (noun)

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Use "whitefish" in a sentence
  • "Fifteen: Fly shop guy thinks every foul-hooked whitefish is a twenty-inch brown trout."
  • "Yes | No | Report from joey wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago looks like a mountain whitefish to me"
  • "(In truth, lake whitefish is more appealing as an idea than as a reality, because of its sometimes mushy texture, although it does have a hearty, arctic char-like flavor.)"