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eulachon Line breaks: eu¦la|chon
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːləkɒn/

Definition of eulachon in English:

noun (plural same)

Another term for candlefish.
Example sentences
  • On the West Coast, aboriginal societies caught salmon, eulachon, shellfish, and pinnipeds, while nineteenth-century Euroamericans pursued Pacific salmon, fur seals, and whales.


Mid 19th century: from Lower Chinook.

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