Candlefish Can"dle*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A marine fish ({Thaleichthys Pacificus}), allied to the smelt, found on the north Pacific coast; -- called also {eulachon}. It is so oily that, when dried, it may be used as a candle, by drawing a wick through it. (b) The beshow. [1913 Webster]

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  • Eulachon — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Eulachon — Eu la*chon, n. [Native Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) The candlefish. [Written also {oulachan}, {oolacan}, and {ulikon}.] See {Candlefish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eulachon — ☆ eulachon [yo͞o′lə kän΄ ] n. [Chinook jargon ulâkân] CANDLEFISH …   English World dictionary

  • eulachon — noun (plural eulachon or eulachons) Etymology: Chinook Jargon ulâkân, probably from Lower Chinook u λ̄alχwən Date: 1807 candlefish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eulachon — Ramiojo vandenyno stinta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Thaleichthys pacificus angl. candlefish; eulachon rus. тихоокеанский талеихт; тихоокеанский эвлахон ryšiai: platesnis terminas – Ramiojo… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • eulachon — /yooh leuh kon /, n. candlefish. [1800 10, Amer.; < Chinook Jargon, prob. < Clatsop (a division of the Lower Chinook once resident on the south bank of the Columbia and the adjacent coast) ] * * * also called  Candlefish,         species of smelt …   Universalium

  • eulachon — noun /ˈjuːləkɒn/ A small edible fish of North America, Thaleichthys pacificus; the candlefish …   Wiktionary

  • eulachon — [ ju:ləkɒn] noun (plural same) another term for candlefish. Origin C19: from Lower Chinook …   English new terms dictionary

  • eulachon — eu·la·chon …   English syllables

  • eulachon — eu•la•chon [[t]ˈyu ləˌkɒn[/t]] n. ich candlefish • Etymology: 1800–10, amer.; < Chinook Jargon, prob. < Clatsop (a division of the Lower Chinook) u λalxwə(n), said to mean “brook trout” …   From formal English to slang

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