coho salmon

or cohoe salmon


noun

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.

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Also called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.

Origin of coho salmon

1865–70; earlier cohose (construed as plural) <Halkomelem (mainland dial.) wə́xwəθ

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