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Noun: chinook  shu'nûk
  1. A warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
    - chinook wind, snow eater
  2. Pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
    - chinook salmon, king salmon
  3. Large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
    - chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Noun: Chinook  shi'nûk
  1. A Penutian language spoken by the Chinook
    - Chinookan
  2. A member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes

Derived forms: chinooks, Chinooks

Type of: air current, current of air, Penutian, salmon, wind

Part of: genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus

Encyclopedia: Chinook, Montana