Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The coho salmon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anadromus and semelparous salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, found in the coastal regions of the northern Pacific Ocean, used as a symbol by several Native American tribes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, found from San Francisco northward and on the Asiatic coasts southward to Japan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes
  • n. small salmon of northern Pacific coasts and the Great Lakes

Etymologies

The earlier spelling "cohose" was re-interpreted as a plural form (for a similar development, see pea). From Halkomelem. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sunday evening, Oct. 23, in West Seattle, a public drumming ceremony will call coho back to Fauntleroy Creek.

    The Seattle Times

  • "We fished the tide change [Tuesday] at Jeff Head and got an 18 pound coho, which is one of the biggest I've gotten in Puget Sound."

    The Seattle Times

  • BLM officials and environmental groups say endangered wildlife, such as coho salmon, the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet, a diminutive seabird that nests in old-growth redwoods, would be disturbed if new trails were cut and hikers, horse riders or mountain bikers poured in.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • One problem: federal agencies responsible for protecting threatened species such as coho salmon and marbled murrelets don't think timber harvests can be increased by a third under the current system of habitat protections without causing harm.

    News Review - Top Stories

  • California, fisherman and tribal members unsuccessfully pushed for a temporary moratorium on suction dredging to protect threatened fish such as coho salmon.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • In California, fisherman and tribal members unsuccessfully pushed for a temporary moratorium on suction dredging to protect threatened fish such as coho salmon.

    Kentucky.com: Homepage

  • Ask for help choosing between king, coho and sockeye salmons, and a dozen or so other smoked fish.

    Port Townsend, Washington

  • Though doctored up a bit with baby coho salmon, fresh fennel, basil and brandy, it seemed intimately related to cioppino.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

  • So the cuffs aren't around your forearms in a riding position. coho replied to comment from Mitch

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  • Both of the coho were caught on size 3 Mepps Aglia silver blade spinner.

    Field & Stream

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