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From Canadian French touladi, from an Eastern Algonquian language. (The fish is sometimes said to take its name from the Touladi River where some spawn, but the river more likely takes its name from the fish.)[1]


tuladi (plural tuladi or tuladis)

  1. A large lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, found mainly in Canada and northern areas of the US.
    • 1888, Edward Jack, "The Wonderful Lakes of the Upper St. John", in The American Angler, page 35:
      In Long Lake there are plenty of tuladi (salmon trout) and trout. [] I have caught tuladi running as high as sixteen pounds in the Fish River Lakes. The tuladi in Long Lake are the best, always fat. There are two kinds of tuladi; the one with the white belly is poorer than that which has spots on its belly.
    • 1894, Karl Baedeker (Firm), The Dominion of Canada: With Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Handbook for Travellers, Leipsic [i.e. Leipzig] : K. Baedeker, page 64:
      [] a narrow sheet of water, about 22 M. long, abounding in large-sized trout and 'tuladi', a heavy fish of the salmon family.



  1. ^ Journal of American Folklore (1902), page 264: "Túladi. A species of fish (Salmo ferox) found in the waters of [] Quebec. It is said by some that this fish received its name from the fact of its spawning in the Touladi (Tuladi), [...] But the river, more likely, has take its name from the fish. The word has come into English through Canadian French (touladi) from one of the eastern Algonkian dialects."