Meaning of eulachon in English:

eulachon

Pronunciation /ˈjuːləkɒn/

nouneulachon

another term for candlefish
  • ‘On the West Coast, aboriginal societies caught salmon, eulachon, shellfish, and pinnipeds, while nineteenth-century Euroamericans pursued Pacific salmon, fur seals, and whales.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Lower Chinook.