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coho

or co·hoe

[koh-hoh]
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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.

  • Stray squadrons of coho might pass Squitty, but they did not linger in thousands as the blueback did.

    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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