Definition of ombre chevalier in English:

ombre chevalier

(also omble chevalier)

Pronunciation /ˌɒmbrə ˌʃɛvəˈlɪə/


  • A freshwater variety of the Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus, found in certain French and Swiss lakes, especially Lake Geneva.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. From French ombre chevalier, alteration (apparently after ombre) of omble chevalier from Middle French umble a type of freshwater fish (1555; 1553 as humble; from Franco-Provençal amble, omble, ultimately from post-classical Latin amulus, of uncertain origin) + chevalier.