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chinook salmon

a large salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, found in the northern Pacific Ocean.
Also called king salmon, quinnat salmon.
Origin of chinook salmon
1850-55, Americanism Unabridged
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  • Fishermen may not keep any wild adult chinook salmon.
  • The other, taken from a chinook salmon, is a version of the growth-hormone gene itself.
British Dictionary definitions for chinook salmon

Chinook salmon

a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, valued as a food fish Also called quinnat salmon, king salmon
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