Definition of ouananiche in English:

ouananiche

noun

Canadian
  • An Atlantic salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland.

    • ‘This is the ouananiche, a name borrowed from the local Indian dialect, and a famous game fish.’
    • ‘Red char had the highest fat content of all fish samples, followed by ouananiche (known as lake Atlantic salmon) and fourhorn sculpin.’

Origin

Late 19th century: via Canadian French from Algonquian.

Pronunciation

ouananiche

/ˌwanəˈniːʃ/