Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small silver food and game fish (Oncorhynchus kisutch) native to North Pacific waters and introduced in the Great Lakes. Also called silver salmon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of anadromous fish in the salmon family (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
  • n. fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes

Etymologies

Alteration of cohose, from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwestern British Columbia) k'wəxwəθ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
coho + salmon (Wiktionary)

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