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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes [syn: silver salmon, coho salmon, coho, cohoe]
2: small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes [syn: coho, cohoe, coho salmon, blue jack, silver salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural cohos or coho) Etymology: Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) k?w??xw?? Date: 1869 a rather small Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) that has light-colored flesh and is native to both coasts of the North Pacific and is stocked in the Great Lakes called also coho salmon, silver salmon

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also cohoe) (pl. -os or -oes) a silver salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, of the N. Pacific. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.



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