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 for lake whitefish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lake \Lake\, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea,
     Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la`kkos pond, tank. Cf.
     Loch, Lough.]
     A large body of water contained in a depression of the
     earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or
     less extended area.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt
           lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually
           no outlet to the ocean.
           [1913 Webster]
     Lake dwellers (Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or
        races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their
        dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance
        from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of
     Lake dwellings (Archaeol.), dwellings built over a lake,
        sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept
        in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of
        prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many
        savage tribes. Called also lacustrine dwellings. See
     Lake fly (Zool.), any one of numerous species of dipterous
        flies of the genus Chironomus. In form they resemble
        mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larvae live in
     Lake+herring+(Zool.),+the+cisco+({Coregonus+Artedii">Lake herring (Zool.), the cisco ({Coregonus Artedii).
     Lake poets, Lake school, a collective name originally
        applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey,
        Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country
        of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed
        with these by hostile critics. Called also lakers and
     Lake+sturgeon+(Zool.),+a+sturgeon+({Acipenser+rubicundus">Lake sturgeon (Zool.), a sturgeon ({Acipenser rubicundus),
        of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes and the
        Mississippi River. It is used as food.
     Lake trout (Zool.), any one of several species of trout and
        salmon; in Europe, esp. Salmo fario; in the United
        States, esp. Salvelinus namaycush of the Great Lakes,
        and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and
        Canada. A large variety of brook trout ({Salvelinus
        fontinalis), inhabiting many lakes in New England, is
        also called lake trout. See Namaycush.
     Lake whitefish. (Zool.) See Whitefish.
     Lake whiting (Zool.), an American whitefish ({Coregonus
        Labradoricus), found in many lakes in the Northern United
        States and Canada. It is more slender than the common
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Whitefish \White"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of several species of Coregonus, a genus of
         excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit
         the lakes of the colder parts of North America, Asia, and
         Europe. The largest and most important American species
         ({Coregonus clupeiformis) is abundant in the Great
         Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also
         lake whitefish, and Oswego bass.
     (b) The menhaden.
     (c) The beluga, or white whale.
         [1913 Webster]
     Note: Various other fishes are locally called whitefish, as
           the silver salmon, the whiting
     (a), the yellowtail, and the young of the bluefish
         ({Pomatomus saltatrix).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lake whitefish
      n 1: found in the Great Lakes and north to Alaska [syn: lake
           whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis]

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