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coho

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noun co·ho \ˈkō-(ˌ)hō\

Definition of coho

plural

cohos

or

coho

  1. :  a rather small Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) that has light-colored flesh and is native to both coasts of the North Pacific and is stocked in the Great Lakes —called also coho salmon, silver salmon



Origin and Etymology of coho

Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) k̓ʷə́xʷəθ


First Known Use: 1869


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