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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