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Cohoes

[koh-hohz] /koʊˈhoʊz/
noun
1.
a city in E New York, on the Hudson River.

coho

or cohoe

[koh-hoh] /ˈkoʊ hoʊ/
noun, plural cohos (especially collectively) coho.

coho salmon

or cohoe salmon

noun
1.
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
Halkomelem
1865-1870
1865-70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ
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British Dictionary definitions for Cohoes

coho

/ˈkəʊhəʊ/
noun (pl) -ho, -hos
1.
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch Also called silver salmon
Word Origin
origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language
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