Definition of coho
: 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
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When open, all coho seasons are for two adults daily.
A wise salmon angler will want to spend most of their summer time if chinook and hatchery coho are their game along the coast from Neah Bay south to mouth of the Columbia River off Ilwaco.
Other seafood choices — available in bowls, salads, burritos and more — include shrimp, tilapia and wild Alaskan coho salmon.
Numbers of ocean-going chinook, coho, chum, and steelhead exploded in the newly free-running Elwha River after the largest dam-removal project in history.
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Origin and Etymology of coho
borrowed from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) k̓ʷə́xʷəθ
First Known Use: 1869See Words from the same year
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