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coho salmon

noun
1.
a small salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, of the North Pacific coasts and also in the Great Lakes, where it was introduced: important as a game and food fish.
Also, cohoe salmon.
Also called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.
Origin
Halkomelem
1865-1870
1865-70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ
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