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{n: Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez} a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)



{n: Alaska fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus} of Pacific coast from Alaska southward to California

{n: Andes} a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast

{n: Atacama Trench} a depression the floor of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile

{n: California black oak, Quercus kelloggii} large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves

{n: California box elder, Acer negundo Californicum} maple of the Pacific coast of the United States; fruits are white when mature

{n: California laurel, California bay tree, Oregon myrtle, pepperwood, spice tree, sassafras laurel, California olive, mountain laurel, Umbellularia californica} Pacific coast tree having aromatic foliage and small umbellate flowers followed by olivelike fruit; yields a hard tough wood

{n: California poppy, Eschscholtzia californica} of Pacific coast of North America; widely cultivated for its yellow to red flowers

{n: Chile bonito, Chilean bonito, Sarda chiliensis} common bonito of Pacific coast of the Americas; its dark oily flesh cans well

{n: Chile, Republic of Chile} a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast

{n: Coast Range, Coast Mountains} a string of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America from southeastern Alaska to Lower California

{n: Cook, James Cook, Captain Cook, Captain James Cook} English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

{n: Dungeness crab, Cancer magister} small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America

{n: Dungeness crab} small Pacific coast crab

{n: El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador} a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America

{n: English sole, lemon sole, Parophrys vitulus} popular pale brown food flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Haida} a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska

{n: Haminoea, genus Haminoea} common genus of marine bubble shells of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Hulsea, genus Hulsea} small genus of erect balsam-scented herbs; Pacific coast of the northwestern United States

{n: Japan current, Kuroshio current, Kuroshio} a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean

{n: Japanese oyster, Ostrea gigas} a large oyster native to Japan and introduced along the Pacific coast of the United States; a candidate for introduction in Chesapeake Bay

{n: Lasthenia, genus Lasthenia} small genus of herbs of Pacific coast of North and South America

{n: Nez Perce} a member of a tribe of the Shahaptian people living on the pacific coast

{n: Norfolk Island} an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony

{n: Northwest Passage} a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906)

{n: Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, hollygrape, mountain grape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium} ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries

{n: Pacific Coast} a coast of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Pacific sardine, Sardinops caerulea} small pilchards common off the pacific coast of North America

{n: Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi} dogfish of Pacific coast of North America

{n: Pacific sturgeon, white sturgeon, Sacramento sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus} food and game fish of marine and fresh waters of northwestern coast of North America

{n: Pacific tree toad, Hyla regilla} the most commonly heard frog on the Pacific coast of America

{n: Pacific yew, California yew, western yew, Taxus brevifolia} small or medium irregularly branched tree of the Pacific coast of North America; yields fine hard close-grained wood

{n: Pomo} a member of an Indian people of northern California living along the Russian River valley and adjacent Pacific coast

{n: Queen Charlotte Sound} an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia

{n: Santa Ana} a strong hot dry wind that blows in winter from the deserts of southern California toward the Pacific Coast

{n: Santa Catalina, Catalina Island} an island resort in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of California

{n: Sierra plum, Pacific plum, Prunus subcordata} shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States bearing small red insipid fruit

{n: Thysanocarpus, genus Thysanocarpus} small genus of herbs of upland regions of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: Umbellularia, genus Umbellularia} aromatic evergreen trees of Pacific coast

{n: Vancouver, George Vancouver} English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)

{n: Yellow Sea, Huang Hai} part of the Pacific off the east coast of Asia

{n: black turnstone, Arenaria-Melanocephala} common turnstone of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood, chittamwood, chittimwood, Rhamnus purshianus} shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada

{n: coast lily, Lilium maritinum} orange-flowered lily of Pacific coast of United States

{n: coast rhododendron, Rhododendron californicum} medium-sized rhododendron of Pacific coast of North America having large rosy brown-spotted flowers

{n: common American shad, Alosa sapidissima} shad of Atlantic coast of North America; naturalized to Pacific coast

{n: false indigo, bastard indigo, Amorpha californica} an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers

{n: geoduck} a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell

{n: giant chinkapin, golden chinkapin, Chrysolepis chrysophylla, Castanea chrysophylla, Castanopsis chrysophylla} small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneath; bears edible nuts

{n: giant northwest shipworm, Bankia setaceae} giant shipworm of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus philippi} a fur seal of the Pacific coast of California and southward

{n: incense cedar, red cedar, Calocedrus decurrens, Libocedrus decurrens} tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark

{n: jacksmelt, Atherinopsis californiensis} a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length)

{n: knobcone pine, Pinus attenuata} medium-sized three-needled pine of the Pacific coast of the United States having a prominent knob on each scale of the cone

{n: lingcod} the lean flesh of a fish caught off the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: lowland fir, lowland white fir, giant fir, grand fir, Abies grandis} lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves

{n: madrona, madrono, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii} evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning

{n: mountain beaver, sewellel, Aplodontia rufa} bulky nocturnal burrowing rodent of uplands of the Pacific coast of North America; the most primitive living rodent

{n: northern dune tansy, Tanacetum douglasii} lightly hairy rhizomatous perennial having aromatic feathery leaves and stems bearing open clusters of small buttonlike yellow flowers; sand dunes of Pacific coast of North America

{n: pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera} tropical marine bivalve found chiefly off eastern Asia and Pacific coast of North America and Central America; a major source of pearls

{n: rainbow seaperch, rainbow perch, Hipsurus caryi} Pacific coast fish

{n: red alder, Oregon alder, Alnus rubra} large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture

{n: red rockfish, Sebastodes ruberrimus} a large fish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: red rockfish} red flesh of large food fish of Pacific coast

{n: red salmon, sockeye, sockeye salmon} fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers

{n: salal, shallon, Gaultheria shallon} small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries

{n: salt rush, Juncus leseurii} rush of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand cricket, Jerusalem cricket, Stenopelmatus fuscus} large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: sand dab} small food fishes of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand dab} the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sand sole, Psettichthys melanostichus} a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: sea lyme grass, European dune grass, Elymus arenarius, Leymus arenaria} a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder

{n: slender salamander, worm salamander} any of several small slim salamanders of the Pacific coast of the United States

{n: surfperch, surffish, surf fish} small to medium-sized shallow-water fishes of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: tanbark oak, Lithocarpus densiflorus} evergreen oak of the Pacific coast area having large leathery leaves; yields tanbark

{n: totem pole} a tribal emblem consisting of a pillar carved and painted with totemic figures; erected by Indian tribes of the northwest Pacific coast

{n: toyon, tollon, Christmasberry, Christmas berry, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Photinia arbutifolia} ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia

{n: tree lupine, Lupinus arboreus} evergreen shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having showy yellow or blue flowers; naturalized in Australia

{n: two-eyed violet, heartsease, Viola ocellata} violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet

{n: vermillion rockfish, rasher, Sebastodes miniatus} a commercially important fish of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: western hemlock, Pacific hemlock, west coast hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla} tall evergreen of western North America; commercially important timber tree

{n: western poison oak, Toxicodendron diversilobum, Rhus diversiloba} poisonous shrub of the Pacific coast of North America that causes a rash on contact

{n: western red-backed salamander, Plethodon vehiculum} salamander of the Pacific coast of North America

{n: winter purslane, miner's lettuce, Cuban spinach, Montia perfoliata} succulent herb sometimes grown as a salad or pot herb; grows on dunes and waste ground of Pacific coast of North America

{n: yellow cypress, yellow cedar, Nootka cypress, Alaska cedar, Chamaecyparis nootkatensis} tall evergreen of the Pacific coast of North America often cultivated for ornament

{n: yellowfin croaker, surffish, surf fish, Umbrina roncador} a fish of the Pacific coast of North America


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