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.
Origin of coho salmon
1865–70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) k̉wə́xwəθ
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Examples from the Web for cohoe
The cohoe, silver or fall salmon (O. kisutch) is also canned, weight 3lb.Fishing in British Columbia
Thomas Wilson Lambert
The cohoe took a 2-inch silver doctor and rose steadily to the fly.
My bag that day, fishing morning and evening, was only six cohoe, weighing 3O½ lb.
In addition to the two tyee, I had seven cohoe weighing 46½ lb., so luck was beginning to turn.
Fortunately, their favourite ground is by Cape Mudge Lighthouse, where the cohoe abound.
- a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutchAlso called: silver salmon
origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language
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