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” Unabridged
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eulachon or eulachan (ˈjuːləˌkɒn)
n , pl -chons, -chon, -chans, -chan
another name for candlefish
[from Chinook Jargon ulâkân]
eulachan or eulachan
[from Chinook Jargon ulâkân]

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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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