Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

eulachon

play
noun eu·la·chon \ˈyü-lə-ˌkän, -li-kən\

Definition of eulachon

plural eulachon or eulachons



Origin of eulachon

Chinook Jargon ulâkân, probably from Lower Chinook u-ƛalχʷə́n


First Known Use: 1807


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up eulachon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ