Definition of eulachon in English:


Syllabification: eu·la·chon
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞oləˌkän

noun (plural same)

another term for candlefish.
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  • 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 ulâkân.

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