Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The great lake-trout, Aristivomer namaycush, called also Mackinaw trout and (in Maine) togue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zool.) A large North American lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). It is usually spotted with red, and sometimes weighs over forty pounds. Called also Mackinaw trout, lake trout, lake salmon, salmon trout, togue, and tuladi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Canada, US The togue: a large North American lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, usually spotted with red.

Etymologies

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

[Cree namekos.]

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From Cree ᓇᒣᑯᐢ/namekos ("lake trout").

Examples

  • The name namaycush can be traced to journals and writings of employees of the Hudson Bay Company of the 1770s, who described some fishes of the Hudson Bay region.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The name namaycush can be traced to journals and writings of employees of the Hudson Bay Company of the 1770s, who described some fishes of the Hudson Bay region.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The name namaycush can be traced to journals and writings of employees of the Hudson Bay Company of the 1770s, who described some fishes of the Hudson Bay region.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The name namaycush can be traced to journals and writings of employees of the Hudson Bay Company of the 1770s, who described some fishes of the Hudson Bay region.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The scientific name namaycush is an English language rendering of a Native American word for the fish, meaning “dweller in the deep.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The scientific name namaycush is an English language rendering of a Native American word for the fish, meaning “dweller in the deep.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The scientific name namaycush is an English language rendering of a Native American word for the fish, meaning “dweller in the deep.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The scientific name namaycush is an English language rendering of a Native American word for the fish, meaning “dweller in the deep.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) are darker than usual.

    Nunavut climate change case study

  • Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) play a key role controlling populations of zooplankton (Daphnia spp.), snails (Lymnaea elodes), and slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus).

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

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