eulachon

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eu·la·chon

 (yo͞o′lə-kŏn′)
n. pl. eulachon or eu·la·chons

[Chinook Jargon ulχan, from Lower Chinook (Chinookan language of the lower Columbia River valley) úl̷χan, dried eulachon.]
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eulachon

(ˈjuːləˌkɒn) or

eulachan

n, pl -chons, -chon, -chans or -chan
(Animals) another name for candlefish
[from Chinook Jargon ulâkân]
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can•dle•fish

(ˈkæn dlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small, edible, smeltlike fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, of NW coastal waters of N America, so oily that when dried it can be used as a candle.
Also called eulachon.
[1880–85]
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