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, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea,
Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la`kkos pond, tank. Cf.
A large body of water contained in a depression of the
earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or
less extended area.
Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt
lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually
no outlet to the ocean.
(Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or
races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their
dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance
from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of
(Arch[ae]ol.), dwellings built over a lake,
sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept
in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of
prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many
savage tribes. Called also lacustrine dwellings
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
dipterous flies of the genus Chironomus
. In form they
resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larv[ae]
live in lakes.
(Zo["o]l.), the cisco (Coregonus Artedii
, Lake school
, a collective name originally
applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey,
Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country
of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed
with these by hostile critics. Called also lakers
(Zo["o]l.), a sturgeon (Acipenser rubicundus
), of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes
and the Mississippi River. It is used as food.
(Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of trout
and salmon; in Europe, esp. Salmo fario
; in the United
States, esp. Salvelinus namaycush
of the Great Lakes,
and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and
Canada. A large variety of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis
), inhabiting many lakes in New England, is
also called lake trout. See Namaycush
. (Zo["o]l.) See Whitefish
(Zo["o]l.), an American whitefish (Coregonus Labradoricus
), found in many lakes in the Northern United
States and Canada. It is more slender than the common