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chinook salmon

[ shi-nook-sam-uhn, -nook, chi- ]
/ ʃɪˈnʊk ˈsæm ən, -ˈnuk, tʃɪ- /
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noun
a large salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, found in the North Pacific Ocean.
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Origin of chinook salmon

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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Chinook salmon

noun
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, valued as a food fishAlso called: quinnat salmon, king salmon
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