Definition of whitefish:
- 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.
- The beluga, or white whale.
- "The Adventures of Pinocchio", C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini.
The Department of Fisheries of the Dominion of Canada has informed the author that free chlorine in the water had a marked adverse effect on the hatching of the eggs of Atlantic salmon, Great Lake trout, pickerel, and whitefish, but no effect was noticed when free chlorine was absent.- "Chlorination of Water", Joseph Race.
- "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.