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coho

or co·hoe

[koh-hoh]
noun, plural co·hos, (especially collectively) co·ho.
  1. coho salmon.
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Examples from the Web for coho

Historical Examples

  • But the number one grades, sockeye and blueback and coho, are short.

    Poor Man's Rock

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • Some magnificent timber had been found a couple of miles inland, situated not too far from the Coho.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Not half a mile from the inlet the Coho gathers itself together for its last wild rush to salt water.

    Bunch Grass

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • Coho (Koho) closing upon them, obliged the officer to strike him with his piece, which made him retire.

  • And the coho did not school along island shores, feeding upon tiny herring.

    Poor Man's Rock

    Bertrand W. Sinclair


British Dictionary definitions for coho

coho

noun plural -ho or -hos
  1. a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutchAlso called: silver salmon
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Word Origin

origin unknown; probably from an American Indian language
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