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eulachon

[ yoo-luh-kon ]
/ ˈyu ləˌkɒn /
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noun

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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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British Dictionary definitions for eulachon

eulachon

eulachan

/ (ˈjuːləˌkɒn) /

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

another name for candlefish
from Chinook Jargon ulâkân
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