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kokanee

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noun ko·kan·ee \kō-ˈka-nē\

Definition of kokanee

  1. :  a small landlocked sockeye salmon



Origin and Etymology of kokanee

perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxʷ


First Known Use: 1933


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