noun Etymology: perhaps from Shuswap (Salishan language of British Columbia) kəknǽxw Date: 1933 a small landlocked sockeye salmon

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  • kokanee — [kō kan′ē] n. pl. kokanees or kokanee [prob. after Kokanee Creek, a stream in British Columbia] any landlocked population of the sockeye salmon of W North America …   English World dictionary

  • Kokanee — may refer to:* Kokanee beer * Land locked lake populations of Sockeye salmon ( Oncorhynchus nerka ) …   Wikipedia

  • Kokanee — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Kokanee peut faire référence : au saumon Kokanee, peut être du Shuswap « kəknǽx », un petit saumon sockeye landlocked[1] (ce qui pourrait… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kokanee — kōˈkanē noun also kokanee salmon ( s) Etymology: probably from Kokanee creek, southeastern British Columbia : a small landlocked sockeye salmon that rarely reaches a pound in weight but that is an important forage fish in certain inland waters …   Useful english dictionary

  • kokanee — 1) a beer from British Columbia 2) a freshwater, landlocked Oncorhynchus nerka (Salmonidae) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • kokanee — /koh kan ee/, n. any of several lacustrine sockeye salmons. [1870 75; perh. < Shuswap (an Interior Salish language of British Columbia) kaknáexw] * * * …   Universalium

  • kokanee — Canadian Slang British Columbian name for a species of land locked salmon (accent on first syllable). Also the name of a popular beer made in the Kootenay district, also known as Blue Cocaine …   English dialects glossary

  • kokanee — [ kəʊkani] noun (plural same or kokanees) a dwarf sockeye salmon which lives in landlocked lakes in western North America. Origin C19: from Salish …   English new terms dictionary

  • kokanee — ko·kan·ee …   English syllables

  • Kokanee beer — Kokanee is a popular beer brewed in the Columbia Brewery in Creston, British Columbia. Columbia Brewery began brewing Kokanee lager in 1959 and was purchased by the Labatt Brewing Company in 1974.The beerA light, flavourful beer, it is most… …   Wikipedia

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