Definition of eulachon in English:

eulachon

noun

  • 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.

Pronunciation:

eulachon

/ˈjuːləkɒn/