ouananiche definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny landlocked number of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar ounaniche) of Lake St. John, Canada, and neighboring seas, noted for its vitality and task, and practice of leaping from liquid when hooked.
    • A common name of a subspecies of this Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar ouananiche, based in the Saguenay lake, Canada, and neighboring waters. Being more active and energetic, though smaller, versus salmon, it offers attracted much interest from fishermen. Jour. Amer.

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