Cohoe

coho

[koh-hoh]
noun, plural cohos (especially collectively) coho.
Also, cohoe.
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coho salmon

noun
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:
1865–70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ

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coho (ˈkəʊhəʊ)
 
n , pl -ho, -hos
Also called: silver salmon a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
 
[origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language]

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