Definitions

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

  • n. See candlefish.

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  • n. A small edible fish of North America, Thaleichthys pacificus; the candlefish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The candlefish. [Written also oulachan, oolacan, and ulikon.] See candlefish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The candle-fish, Thaleichthys pacificus.

Etymologies

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

Chinook Jargon vlâkân.

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From Chinook Jargon ulakan, from Clatsop Chinook.

Examples

  • The NOAA Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the fish also known as eulachon or candlefish will be listed as a threatened species.

    Fore, right!

  • The distributions of forage fishes including Pacific herring, capelin, eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus), and juvenile Pacific cod and pollock indicate temperature-related differences [65].

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Mr. Slack, a director of the Fraser River Coalition, a non-profit society dedicated to conservation issues, has been trying to raise awareness about the importance of the eulachon run for decades.

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  • The Canadian government is reviewing the status of eulachon in Canada under the Species at Risk Act. In B.C., no river has suffered a larger decline than the Fraser, where stocks fell from

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  • Terry Slack stood on the banks of the Fraser River, hands jammed into jean pockets and his perpetual smile faded as he recalled the vanished eulachon run.

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  • This year, tired of writing letters and making phone calls to politicians that seem to go nowhere, he is taking direct action - and one bucket at a time is hauling pea gravel to sites along the Fraser where eulachon might spawn.

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  • So spring after spring, he walks the banks of the Fraser, watching for the small, dark forms of eulachon breaching the surface.

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  • Fisheries Service listed all eulachon that spawn south of the Canadian border as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. U.S. officials said B.C. stocks are part of the same population group.

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  • A similar closure was issued by the USDA Forest Service for the Burroughs Bay eulachon in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

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  • - Ketchikan-Misty Fiords District Ranger Lynn Kolund has announced that he is acting immediately to protect eulachon stocks in the Burroughs Bay / Unuk River area north of Ketchikan.

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  • When Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he didn't cross a eulachon.

    May 24, 2014

  • Pronounced hooligan, at least where I've heard it pronounced in Southeast Alaska, near a big spawning ground. Or rather, spawning water.

    June 19, 2011