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Overview of noun chinook

The noun chinook has 5 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. chinook, chinook wind, snow eater

(a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies)

2. Chinook

(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)

3. chinook salmon, chinook, king salmon

(pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon)

4. Chinookan, Chinook

(a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook)

5. chinook, chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

(large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning)

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