eulachon

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

Definition of eulachon

plural

eulachon

or

eulachons

Origin and Etymology of eulachon

Chinook Jargon ulâkân, probably from Lower Chinook u-ƛalχʷə́n


First Known Use: 1807


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