Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun 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.

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Examples

  • Examples are its creative borrowings from Indian languages for place names such as Canada and Quebec, and for flora and fauna: achigan for black bass, atoca for cranberry canneberge in France, ouananiche for a freshwater salmon, ouaouaron for a bull frog, orignal for moose, and caribou for a genus of large deer.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Examples are its creative borrowings from Indian languages for place names such as Canada and Quebec, and for flora and fauna: achigan for black bass, atoca for cranberry canneberge in France, ouananiche for a freshwater salmon, ouaouaron for a bull frog, orignal for moose, and caribou for a genus of large deer.

    Champlain's Dream

  • In 1894, the landlocked salmon of Quebec was described as a subspecies, “S. salar ouananiche.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • No precise count is available of how many Canadian lakes hold ouananiche, because many are in remote areas and these populations are yet to be surveyed, but lake salmon are a common element in the fish fauna of the lakes of eastern Canada.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • No precise count is available of how many Canadian lakes hold ouananiche, because many are in remote areas and these populations are yet to be surveyed, but lake salmon are a common element in the fish fauna of the lakes of eastern Canada.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • No precise count is available of how many Canadian lakes hold ouananiche, because many are in remote areas and these populations are yet to be surveyed, but lake salmon are a common element in the fish fauna of the lakes of eastern Canada.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In eastern Canada, landlocked salmon—or ouananiche, as they are called locally—are common in lakes of Quebec, on the island of Newfoundland, and in Labrador.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In 1894, the landlocked salmon of Quebec was described as a subspecies, “S. salar ouananiche.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In 1894, the landlocked salmon of Quebec was described as a subspecies, “S. salar ouananiche.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • In eastern Canada, landlocked salmon—or ouananiche, as they are called locally—are common in lakes of Quebec, on the island of Newfoundland, and in Labrador.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

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  • Land-locked salmon.

    June 1, 2008