Definition of Oolachan
1. eulachon [n -S] - See also: eulachon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oolachan
oolachan (current term)
Literary usage of Oolachan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1883)
"The oolachan fish is about the size of a herring, and is met with on the coasts of British Columbia and Vancouver's Island. It is so full of oil as to be ..."
2. Official Report of the Exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands for the by Newton H. Chittenden (1884)
"... agreed to let them see it if they would give him all the oolachan fish which he desired, to which consenting, he threw down the moon before them, ..."
3. Compiled from the Year Book of British Columbia and Manual of Provincial by R. Edward Gosnell (1897)
"Another fish belonging to the salmonidae group, oolachan (Thaleichthys pacificus) ... The Indians catch them in immense quantities and extract the "oolachan ..."
4. Some First Steps in Human Progress by Frederick Starr (1895)
"The waters swarm with halibut, salmon, cod, herring, oolachan. ... The favorite kind is from the oolachan, a little fish so fat and oily that when thrown ..."
5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1881)
"Not long ago dugong oil was introduced into this country as a rival to cod liver oil, and now a new claimant has appeared under the name of " oolachan oil. ..."