One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Atlantic salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland.
- ‘Red char had the highest fat content of all fish samples, followed by ouananiche (known as lake Atlantic salmon) and fourhorn sculpin.’
- ‘This is the ouananiche, a name borrowed from the local Indian dialect, and a famous game fish.’
Late 19th century: via Canadian French from Algonquian.
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