Definition of Oulachon
1. eulachon [n -S] - See also: eulachon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oulachon
oulachon (current term)
Literary usage of Oulachon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians by Franz Boas (1897)
"Later in the season salmon are harpooned. For fishing in deeper water, a very long double-pointed harpoon is used. Herring aud oulachon are caught by means ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"oulachon oil, a substitute for cod-liver oil, is obtained from it. This fish is a favorite article of food in British Columbia. The name is also applied to ..."
3. American Fishes: A Popular Treatise Upon the Game and Food Fishes of North by George Brown Goode, Theodore Gill (1903)
"... fishes related to the oulachon occur along the coasts of Alaska as well as Kamchatka and in California, belonging to a peculiar genus named Hypomesus. ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1886)
"... are annually visited by immense shoals of a small fish popularly known as the candle fish, or adopting the vernacular name, as the eulachon or oulachon. ..."
5. The Origins of Invention: A Study of Industry Among Primitive Peoples by Otis Tufton Mason (1895)
"For the purpose of securing a great many candle-fish or oulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) at once, the Salish tribes about Port Townsend employ a rake or ..."
6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... oo'la-kan, or oulachon. See CANDLE-FISH. O'olite (Greek, "egg-stone," so called from its resemblance in size and shape to the roe of a fish), ..."
7. Lands, Fisheries and Game, Minerals, 1911 by Canada Commission of Conservation (1911)
"Seines are used in some localities, as also are small-meshed gill-nets. The tissues of the oulachon are teeming with ..."