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blue jack


coho salmon

or cohoe salmon

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 called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.
Origin of coho salmon
1865-70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The blue jack oak sometimes attains a height of fifty feet and a diameter of twenty inches; but that is its best.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The wood of blue jack oak is hard, strong, light brown in color, with darker-colored sapwood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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