pl. -·ho· or -·hos·
a comparatively small salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), native to the N Pacific Ocean and now widely introduced as a game fish into fresh waters of the N U.S.
also coho salmon
Origin of cohoearlier co-hue, probably ; from Salish (Chilliwack dialect, dialectal ) kwúhw-uth
nounpl. co·hos or coho
The coho salmon.
The earlier spelling "cohose" was re-interpreted as a plural form (for a similar development, see pea). From Halkomelem.