Definition of coho in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊhəʊ
(also coho salmon or cohoe)

noun (plural same, cohos, or cohoes)

A deep-bodied North Pacific salmon with small black spots. Also called silver salmon.
  • Oncorhynchus kisutch, family Salmonidae
More example sentences
  • The Seymour hatchery raises and releases about 750,000 smolts annually, including pink, chum, coho, chinook salmon, cutthroat trout and steelhead.
  • Some other common names for Oncorhynchus kisutch are coho, silver, blueback, and hook nose salmon.
  • Each run of Pacific chinook, coho, sockeye, pink, and chum salmon knows how to survive in a specific spawning stream.


mid 19th century: probably from Salish.

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