Kokanee definition

kō-kănē
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A small, landlocked sockeye salmon, often stocked in lakes.
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Any landlocked population of the sockeye salmon of W North America.
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A lacustrine (that is, land-locked, found in lakes and not in the ocean) sockeye.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kokanee
Plural:
kokanees

Origin of kokanee

  • Perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxw

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Shuswap keknǽxʷ.

    From Wiktionary