from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Coregonidae; whitefishes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and leading genus of the subfamily Corcgoninæ, characterized by a small mouth, large scales, and very weak dentition, the teeth being reduced to a mere roughness or wanting entirely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Coregonidae: whitefishes
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There is scarcely any better eating in the way of fish than _coregonus_ -- a new species discovered at Point Barrow by the _Corwin_ -- and certainly no more dainty game exists than the young wild geese and ptarmigan to be found in countless numbers in Hotham inlet.
The coregonus is also caught in the inland lakes, although, at least at this season of the year, only in limited quantity.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.