coho salmon

coho salmon
a small salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, of the North Pacific coasts and also in the Great Lakes, where it was introduced: important as a game and food fish.
Also, cohoe salmon. Also called blue jack, coho, cohoe, silver salmon.
[1865-70; earlier cohose (construed as pl.) < Halkomelem (mainland dial.) k'waxwath]

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