kokanee

noun
ko·​kan·​ee | \ kō-ˈka-nē How to pronounce kokanee (audio) \

Definition of kokanee

: a small landlocked sockeye salmon

First Known Use of kokanee

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kokanee

perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxʷ

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