Definition of malachigan in US English:

malachigan

(also malashegane, malashaganay)

noun

Quebec, Canadian
  • The freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens (family Sciaenidae), a large silvery fish with an arched back, found in lakes and rivers in North and Central America.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Canadian French malachigan from Algonquin ma:laššikan from ma:l- ill-formed + aššikan small-mouth black bass.

Pronunciation

malachigan

/məlaʃɪˈɡɒ̃/