kokanee

[ koh-kan-ee ]
/ koʊˈkæn i /

noun

any of several lacustrine sockeye salmons.

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Origin of kokanee

1870–75; perhaps < Shuswap (an Interior Salish language of British Columbia) kəknǽxw

Words nearby kokanee

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British Dictionary definitions for kokanee

kokanee
/ (kəʊˈkænɪ) /

noun

a landlocked salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka kennerlyi, of lakes in W North America: a variety of sockeye

Word Origin for kokanee

probably from Kokanee Creek, in SE British Columbia
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