whitefish

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white +‎ fish

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whitefish (plural whitefishes or whitefish)

  1. Any of many fish.
    1. Any of several North American freshwater fish, of the genus Coregonus, used as food.
    2. Any of several other fish, such as whiting or menhaden.
    3. (fisheries) Any of several species of demersal fish with fins, particularly cod, whiting, and haddock, as opposed to the oily or pelagic fishes.
  2. The beluga (both the sturgeon and the whale)

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