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NOUN (5)

1. a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies;
[syn: chinook, chinook wind, snow eater]

2. 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. pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon;
[syn: chinook salmon, chinook, king salmon]

4. a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook;
[syn: Chinookan, Chinook]

5. large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning;
[syn: chinook, chinook salmon, king salmon, quinnat salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chinook \Chi*nook"\, n. 1. (Ethnol.) One of a tribe of North American Indians now living in the state of Washington, noted for the custom of flattening their skulls. Chinooks also called Flathead Indians. [1913 Webster] 2. A warm westerly wind from the country of the Chinooks, sometimes experienced on the slope of the Rocky Mountains, in Montana and the adjacent territory. [1913 Webster] 3. A jargon of words from various languages (the largest proportion of which is from that of the Chinooks) generally understood by all the Indian tribes of the northwestern territories of the United States. [1913 Webster]