any of several lacustrine sockeye salmons.

1870–75; perhaps < Shuswap (an Interior Salish language of British Columbia) kəknǽxw

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kokanee (kəʊˈkænɪ)
a landlocked salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka kennerlyi, of lakes in W North America: a variety of sockeye
[probably from Kokanee Creek, in SE British Columbia]

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If you stop at the observation platform overlooking the river, you may spot kokanee, a landlocked species of salmon.
The kokanee is the landlocked version of the sockeye salmon.
Kokanee's homes were literally lifted into place by a giant cranes.
Kokanee salmon are actually red salmon that spend all their life in fresh water.
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