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eulachon

[yoo-luh-kon] /ˈyu ləˌkɒn/
noun
Origin
Clatsop
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon, probably < Clatsop (a division of the Lower Chinook once resident on the south bank of the Columbia and the adjacent coast) u-λalxwə́(n), said to mean “brook trout”
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  • Thank you for providing the maps containing spawning and rearing habitat along the barge route for salmonids and eulachon.
  • Similarly, the highest catch rates for pricklebacks, eulachon and capelin are attributable to two to three catches.
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eulachon

/ˈjuːləˌkɒn/
noun (pl) -chons, -chon, -chans, -chan
1.
another name for candlefish
Word Origin
from Chinook Jargon ulâkân
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