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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Louisiana French, from Choctaw shupik.]


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  • He could find that the mudfish is called bowfin in textbooks, that in south Arkansas and north Louisiana it is written grindle or grinnel but always pronounced [` grinl]; that in south Louisiana it is called green cypress trout, grinnel, and choupique, which in English is pronounced [š]; that in northwest Florida the word grindle is sometimes pronounced

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XXIII No 4 1998


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  • Choupique is a word used primarily in Louisiana as the name for a bowfin, grindle, or "lawyer fish." It is the French version of an native American word. It is pronounced as "shoo pek."

    September 27, 2009