eulachon

[ yoo-luh-kon ]
/ ˈyu ləˌkɒn /
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noun

Origin of eulachon

1800–10, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon, probably < Clatsop (a division of the Lower Chinook once resident on the south bank of the Columbia and the adjacent coast) u-λalxwə́(n), said to mean “brook trout”
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eulachon

eulachan

/ (ˈjuːləˌkɒn) /

noun plural -chons, -chon, -chans or -chan

another name for candlefish

Word Origin for eulachon

from Chinook Jargon ulâkân
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