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coho

Syllabification: co·ho
Pronunciation: /ˈkōhō
 
/
(also coho salmon or cohoe)

Definition of coho in English:

noun (plural same, cohos, or cohoes)

A deep-bodied North Pacific salmon with small black spots. Also called silver salmon.
  • Oncorhynchus kisutch, family Salmonidae
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.

Origin

mid 19th century: probably from Salish k'wəxwəθ.

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