chinook

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Lower Chehalis c̓inúk (the name of a Chinook village on the Columbia river)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɪˈnʊk/, /tʃɪˈnuːk/

Noun[edit]

chinook (plural chinooks)

  1. (Canada, physics, meteorology) The descending, warm, dry wind on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains that generally blows from the southwest and can rapidly increase the temperature due to the much warmer air it brings.
  2. The chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).

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Source: FM 3-6 Field Behavior of NBC Agents.