Meaning of houting in English:

houting

noun

  • A migratory whitefish with a pointed snout. Now rare, it is found mainly in the Baltic and adjacent rivers.

    Coregonus oxyrhinchus, family Salmonidae

    • ‘The prominent species are: Coregonus lavaretus, known as houting in its purely freshwater form, or as powan (Loch Lomond in Scotland), skelly (the English Lake District), and gwyniad.’
    • ‘The houting is a protected species, but although the fish were released, it must be assumed that many died.’
    • ‘In 1987 66,000 fry were released in the river and in a few other south Jutland rivers from which the houting has disappeared since the beginning of the century.’
    • ‘Part of the project will help the houting to reach its spawning grounds by removing such barriers, involving the decommissioning of two hydroelectric power plants and three fish farms.’
    • ‘The burbot and houting are thought to be extinct, while vendace, powan and allis shad are all on Shedule V of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, which makes it an offence to catch or handle them intentionally.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Dutch, from Middle Dutch houtic, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

houting

/ˈhaʊtɪŋ/