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kokanee

[ koh-kan-ee ]

noun

  1. any of several lacustrine sockeye salmons.


kokanee

/ kəʊˈkænɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kokanee1

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

Origin of kokanee1

probably from Kokanee Creek, in SE British Columbia
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Example Sentences

The icy waters of Glacier National Park, close to the Canadian border, offer exceptional fishing for Yellowstone cutthroat, kokanee, rainbow, and brook—all of which you can find in the Flathead River.

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