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coho salmon

n.
A salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) with silvery sides and a dark back, native to northern Pacific waters and introduced into the Great Lakes. Also called silver salmon.

[Alteration of cohose, from Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwestern British Columbia) k'wəxwəθ.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coho salmon - fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakescoho salmon - fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
blue jack, Oncorhynchus kisutch, silver salmon, coho, coho salmon, cohoe - small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
2.coho salmon - small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
coho, coho salmon, cohoe, silver salmon - fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
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