- n. dialect, Louisiana A white crappie (Pomoxis annularis).
- From Choctaw sakli ("trout"), via Cajun French, which reinterpreted as sac ("sack") (à ("of")) lait ("milk"). (Wiktionary)
“We fished for sac-a-lait and bass at Henderson Swamp and Bayou Benoit, and Clete tried to appear light-hearted and unaffected by his time in jail.”
“He had dumped his cooler on a bait table at the end of the dock and was gutting a stringer of ice-flecked sac-a-lait and bream and bigmouth bass with a long, razor-edged knife that had no guard on the handle.”
“I sat at a wooden table not far from the bandstand, with a paper plate of rice and red beans and fried sac-a-lait, and watched the dancers and listened to the music while Annie took Alafair down the street to find a rest room.”
“Quaker bonnet a bluet; also lupine railroad Annie an orange milkweed sac-a-lait a white crappie (a fish of the sunfish family)”
“Not to be outdone in creativity, the natural science entries offer pollynose, prickly pig, puppy toes, Quaker bonnet, railroad Annie, and sac-a-lait, among many, many others.”
“We’d fish the swamp for bass and sac-a-lait, then head home at sunset, the cypress trees riffling like green lace in the wind, the water back in the coves bloodred in the sun’s afterglow.”
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