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Word of the Day 11/14/15 Inconnu

Inconnu (noun)
inconnu [in-kuh-noo, -nyoo, ing-; French an-kaw-ny]


noun, plural inconnus [in-kuh-nooz, -nyooz, ing-; French an-kaw-ny], (especially collectively for 2) inconnu.
1. a person who is unknown; stranger.
2. Also called sheefish. a game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, of fresh or brackish northern waters.

Origin: 1800-10; < French: literally, unknown, equivalent to in- in-3+ connu, past participle of connaître to know, be acquainted with < Latin cognōscere; see cognition

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