from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small landlocked variety of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar ounaniche) of Lake St. John, Canada, and neighboring waters, noted for its vigor and activity, and habit of leaping from the water when hooked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name of a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar ouananiche, found in the Saguenay river, Canada, and neighboring waters. Being more active and vigorous, though smaller, than the salmon, it has attracted much attention from fishermen. Jour. Amer.
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