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- n. A freshwater fish native to Bala Lake in Wales.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Coregonus pennanti, a kind of whitefish abundant in some of the Welsh lakes, in Ullswater, England, and in many lakes in Europe. It is gregarious, and may be taken in great numbers at a draft. Also guiniad. See whitefish and Coregonus.
Bala Lake, the largest in Wales (4 m. long by some ¾ m. wide), is subject to sudden and dangerous floods, deep and clear, and full of pike, perch, trout, eel and _gwyniad_.
The _gwyniad_ (Caregonus) is peculiar to certain waters, as those of Bala Lake, and is fully described by Thomas Pennant in his _Zoology_ (1776).
We had been out filming the gwyniad - that unique fish which is a relic of the ice age - which only resides in Llyn Tegid.