nounWord forms: plural ˈcoˌho or ˈcoˌhos
a comparatively small salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch
), native to the N Pacific Ocean
as a game fish into fresh waters
of the N U.S.
: also coho salmon
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Word origin of 'coho'earlier co-hue, prob. < Salish (Chilliwack dial.) kwúhw-uth