squeteague


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sque·teague

 (skwĭ-tēg′)
n. pl. squeteague
1. See weakfish.
2. Any of several fishes related to the weakfish.

[Of Algonquian origin; akin to Mohegan cheegut.]

squeteague

(skwɪˈtiːɡ)
n, pl -teague or -teagues
(Animals) any of various sciaenid food fishes of the genus Cynoscion, esp C. regalis, of the North American coast of the Atlantic Ocean
[C19: from Narraganset pesukwiteag, literally: they give glue; so called because glue is made from them]

sque•teague

(skwiˈtig)

n., pl. -teagues, (esp. collectively) -teague.
an Atlantic croaker, Cynoscion regalis.
[1795–1805, Amer.; < southeastern New England Algonquian]