• Any one of several species of Coregonus, a genus of
    excellent food fishes allied to the salmons. They inhabit the lakes of
    the colder parts of North America, Asia, and Europe. The largest and
    most important American species (C. clupeiformis) is abundant in the
    Great Lakes, and in other lakes farther north. Called also lake
    whitefish, and Oswego bass.


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