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n. pl. eulachon or eu·la·chons

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


(ˈjuːləˌkɒn) or


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


(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.
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The biological opinion examined whether the standards adopted by the state under the Clean Water Act sufficiently protect salmon, steelhead, eulachon, green sturgeon and Southern Resident killer whales all species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
The area between Cape Perpetua and Heceta Head is home to marbled murrelet, silverspot butterfly, coho salmon, eulachon and northern spotted owl (below), all on the federal list of endangered species.
An interesting comparison can be done with eulachon oil (Thaleichthyspacificus), a major source of fat for prehistoric and early historic native communities of coastal British Columbia (Kuhnlein et al.
Other prey species from the stomach obtained in Yakutat are surf smelt, Hypomesus pretiosus; eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus; and Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii (ADFG (6)).
The consultation covers 17 critical habitats and 24 species, including Imonids, marine mammals, green sturgeon, eulachon, and rockfish.
Trawl net modifications to reduce the bycatch of eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) in the ocean shrimp (Pandas jordani) fishery.
about the sewage getting caught in the eulachon nets and fouling the taste of his favourite fish when a smear, a darting shadow caught my attention.
The first year that logging was not interrupted by eulachon fishing was 1857.
In my lifetime, there has also been a diminished return of the eulachon (candle fish) in our traditional harvesting areas.
Throughout the summer, these ambitious mariners crisscrossed Hecate Strait, trading for eulachon oil to enrich their diet and raiding for captive slaves to enrich their economy.
A common autumn treat among the Tsimsian of Canada's west coast is a mixture of blueberries and a fat made from the boiled oil of the eulachon fish.
The confluence of land and water ensured a bountiful food supply for the inhabitants, who fished for salmon, halibut, cod, and the small, oily fish known as eulachon.