Definitions of chinook:
  • noun:   large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
  • 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
  • noun:   a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
  • noun:   a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook people
  • noun:   pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon

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