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    chinook

    chinook - Dictionary definition and meaning for word chinook

    Definition
    (noun) a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
    Synonyms : chinook wind , snow eater
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon Definition
    (noun) a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook
    Synonyms : chinookan
    Definition
    (noun) large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
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